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AD NAUSEAM

As part of its worldwide interventions and art engagements, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents ad nauseam at documenta 14 by international artist and activist Willem Jan Smit (NL, ES, DE). Ad nauseam is Willem Jan Smit’s redux from an exhibition of documentary sculpture in Athens titled THEY WERE SHOWN THE DOOR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, which was received with great critical acclaim and promptly acquired for a private [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|Curatorial, Events, News|0 Comments

ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK

What is a protest? And what does it mean to picket, to resist, to respond, and to give voice to one’s social and political concerns? In the wake of growing political uncertainty and the news of the United States withdrawal from the global Paris climate accords, a protest will occur from dawn to dawn, starting on  June 3 at 5:12 am to June 4 at 5:12 am, on the White [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Curatorial, Events, News|0 Comments

THEY WERE SHOWN THE DOOR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

As part of its ‘FEATURED’ artist series for the Platforms Project in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents the international artist and activist, Willem Jan Smit. “The choice fell on Mr. Smit,” explained the curator Lanfranco Aceti and the artistic director Artemis Potamianou, “since his practice has been dealing for many years now with issues of rejection, remainder, and reminder. Through a contradictory embrace of contexts, traditional structures, and [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

AFFIRMATIVE RE-ACTION

Affirmative Re-Action, curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Candice Bancheri for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, is the latest art project by American conceptual artist, Jay Critchley. Rooted in the long tradition of twentieth-century art, the artwork is a recycling and re-hanging of Provincetown’s historical street banners. These large plasticized banners announcing cultural events and/or displaying advertisements are a staple of contemporary society and towns the world over. Critchley gives them [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

100 DAYS URN

100 Days Urn is the newest artwork to be placed on The Fifth Column of the White House. "The urn has been produced by the internationally renowned British artist Grayson Perry. It will collect metaphorically, and perhaps one day even physically, the ashes of the first one hundred days of the Trump presidency. It will act as a repository of all that is incredibly wrong in contemporary society," Lanfranco Aceti explained. [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments

THE FINGER TO THE US

Italy gives the middle finger to the US. A recent addition to the White House lawn in the form of a sculpture presented to the US by Italy is causing quite a stir. "This is a gift made to the American people," said the mayor of Milan. “We are depriving one of our most beautiful squares of a memorable piece of art,” he explained “and offering the finger as a [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments

WHO IS COTUS?

The Museum of Contemporary Cuts has nominated for the position of Curator Of The United States (COTUS) Lanfranco Aceti. Dr. Aceti was chosen for his unconventional curatorial projects and approaches. He has defied the mainstream conventions in curating contemporary art and experimented with alternative approaches which oblige, both the viewers and professionals, to question the role of contemporary art in the current socio-political and financial scenarios. The curatorial project that [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

THE FIFTH COLUMN

On January 20, 2017, @ 00:01 The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Cards by Lanfranco Aceti was quietly launched in the maelstrom of contemporary tensions. This project is inspired by the complexity of contemporary society, its upheavals, crises, and turmoils. It is a project in which the role of the artist and that of the curator meld, generating confusing existential post-truths, ethical conflicts, truthful hyperboles, parallel realities, fake news, [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments

EMPTY PR(OE)MISES – ANNOUNCEMENT

How does one inhabit emptiness? There is a tension and struggle between the will of the space in preserving its void and the will of the forces that wish to occupy it. This conflict became the subject matter of conversation between the Director of EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), Katerina Koskina, and curator Lanfranco Aceti after they shared their concerns for the realization of any exhibition starting from zero. These concerns are only magnified in [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

EMPTY PR(OE)MISES – CURATORIAL STATEMENT

How does one inhabit emptiness? There is a tension and struggle inherent to the space between the will of preserving its void and the will of the forces that wish to occupy it. For Katerina Koskina, director of EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), the complexity of emptiness and its overabundance of possibilities has been a dilemma from the moment she first visited the Museum building in December 2014. [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Curatorial, News, Writings|0 Comments