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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

EMPTY PR(OE)MISES – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

EMST (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press) and with Arts Administration @ Boston University launches a call for artworks open to international artists on the theme of empty pr(œ)mises. empty pr(œ)mises, conceived and curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Katerina Koskina, will focus on the intertwining of the words promises and premises. How does one inhabit emptiness? [...]

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

DEMOS-POPULI

Lanfranco Aceti is proud to announce, DemosPopuli, a new series of artwork installations by Will Pappenheimer. Curated by Lanfranco Aceti for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts this virtual installation series consists of writings in augmented reality that are placed in the sky above the Massachusetts State House, the Old South Meeting House and other historical locations of the Freedom Trail throughout Boston. This is a site specific virtual installation realized by artists Will [...]

By |October 6th, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

HOPE COMING ON

“Hope, Hope, fallacious Hope! Where is thy market now?” Joseph Mallord William Turner Hope Coming On is a performance conceived and curated by Lanfranco Aceti (MoCC) and with the gracious participation of the Boston Children’s Chorus (Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director and Ben Hires, Director of Programs). The choreography has been realized in collaboration with Betsi Graves and Alexander Davis at Urbanity Dance. The performance will take place in The Beal Gallery [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Artworks, Curatorial, News|0 Comments

THE MARKET WILL SAVE US

The Director of the Arts Administration program at Boston University, Lanfranco Aceti is proud to announce a new curated project, The Market Will Save Us, a banner installation and performance by international artist Bill Balaskas. The artwork, premiered for the first time in the US in Boston, will be paraded around the Boston Common, accompanied by a marching band during Art Week Boston, September 30, 2016 from 1pm to 2pm. The banner [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

ONE TOO MANY

The Director of the Arts Administration program at Boston University, Lanfranco Aceti, is proud to announce the premiere in the US, at the Boston Athenaeum, of a new performance of Stefanos Tsivopoulos: One Too Many. As part of ArtWeek Boston, the debut performance in the United States will include a brief post-performance talk about Tsivopoulos’ piece between Professor Lanfranco Aceti and artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos. Tsivopoulos represented Greece at the 55th Venice Biennial. Themes [...]

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

SOUND POLITICS

The Director of the Arts Administration program at Boston University, Lanfranco Aceti is proud to announce, Sound Politics, to be performed at the Boston Athenaeum, September 30, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Sound Politics is a curated project that includes two performances, Duty and Untitled for Cyborg String Quartet, by Australian artist Michaela Davies. These pieces explore the application of electric muscle stimulation (EMS) to musical composition and performance. MIDI compositions created by the artist are used to trigger custom-built EMS devices [...]

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

SOCIAL-IST

SOCIAL – IST is the title of the new exhibition by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts with artworks by international artist Murat Germen. The exhibition examines the remnants of the social protests of Gezi Park in Istanbul and analyzes questions emerging from the current socio-political developments in Turkey as a reflection of wider international trends. Have the social protests altered the political panorama, creating a stronger democratic consciousness, or do they [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments

MICHAELA DAVIES @ V&A

The Museum of Contemporary Cuts is proud to announce two performances by Michaela Davies, Duty and Untitled for Cyborg String Quartet that will take place at the Elytra Filament Pavilion in the John Madejski Garden of the Victoria and Albert Museum. This project titled Compliant was supported by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, and the Australian Council for the Arts, and made possible by the curatorial effort of Lanfranco Aceti (Director, Arts Administration at Boston University) and Irini Papdimitriou (Programme Manager, [...]

By |August 20th, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments