Crossing the Line: Rituals and Realities of Life and Death in the Contemporary Mediterranean is my new essay presented at Harvard University for the conference Spaces, Scales, and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology. The conference is convened by Professor Vincent Brown and Professor Ajantha Subramanian and it is an important analysis of contemporary social practices globally and in the Mediterranean. The conference seeks to examine the spaces, scales […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Editorial, News|0 Comments


Soma is a new series of artworks by Lanfranco Aceti exhibited at Supermarket 2015 in Stockholm which focuses on the use of the human body and the contradictions and failures of contemporary social politics in Europe. Soma consists of an installation, a series of drawings, texts (oil paint on canvas) and a performance. The performance will provide the public with the ‘opportunity’ to slap, for a fee of 500 euro, […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Artworks, News|0 Comments


OCR with its Media Exhibition Platform announces an international call for artworks that deal with the issue of ‘Digital Queers’ in all of its multifaceted manifestations. The exhibition is curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Richard Rinehart and will be presented online from June 1, 2015 to July 15, 2015. The call is opened to exploring a wide range of media: from memes to gifs, from video to photography, from documentation […]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Curatorial, News|0 Comments


As part of the Sounds, Images and Data conference in collaboration with New York University, Steinhardt School, OCR and Goldsmiths, University of London, we are launching a call for music scores and sound art. We are looking for artworks that range from electronic music to sound installations which will provide the opportunity to showcase some of the most experimental contemporary interactions between sounds, images and data as well as more […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Curatorial, News|0 Comments


Who the People? is a series of new artworks produced by Lanfranco Aceti and installed at Chetham’s Library and Museum as part of their permanent collection. The artworks, 16 framed prints, deal with issues of identity, data, post-capitalism and enslavement. Based on a concept of portraiture that mixes data, surveillance and the erasure of individuals’ stories, the installation at Chetham’s Library generates a narrative on the process of the erasure […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Artworks, News|0 Comments


Who the People? is a series of artworks presented for FutureEverything in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Department of Design Informatics. This is a new art project based on a series of recent works produced by Lanfranco Aceti that represent, through the use of data and social media, the relationship between people’s participation in and support of systems of data-mining, dehumanization, bureaucratic enslavement and continued sustainability of statal and […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Artworks, News|0 Comments


Digital Queers is a conference that will take place at The New School, June 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will coincide with the Gay Pride in New York. During the month of June is also expected a sentence of the American Supreme Court on Equality and this event will be another opportunity to discuss issues and problems regarding equality and social justice with both global and local perspectives. Digital […]

By |February 24th, 2015|News|0 Comments


The conference Sounds, Images and Data (SID) 2015 will be hosted at NYU, Steinhardt School in Collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London. By mixing a series of contemporary technologies, social media practices and innovative approaches both to curating and artistic practices, contemporary creators and commentators are envisaging and constructing a different world where different strands (Sounds, Images and Data) collide. Chairs: Lanfranco Aceti and Tae Hong Park. SID is a […]

By |February 21st, 2015|News|1 Comment


Executed, the new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, runs from January 19 to February 19, 2015 and is parallel to Executive Chair by artists Haydn Jones, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, and Jonathan Munro at Guest Projects in London. The exhibition, themed around issues related to the corporate world and corporate discourses, offers different perspectives on the nature of contemporary production, work place and workers’ rights.

The workplace is the space […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Curatorial, News|0 Comments


A good review from Frieze of The Small Infinite at the John Hansard Gallery. Paul Carey-Kent the famous British critic took the time to write about the show and delivered an interesting analysis as well as a series of well crafted observations. I would like once more to thank the John Latham’s estate and all of the artists that took place in the show: Mark Amerika, Elif Ayiter, Bill Balaskas, […]

By |December 12th, 2014|News|0 Comments