“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


September 28, 2016, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm you can join Prof. Vincent Brown (Harvard), Jen Mergel (MFA and curator of Political Intent), Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Susanna Schoenberg (artist and lecturer at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) and Prof. Lanfranco Aceti (BU) in a peripatetic panel at the MFA, Boston following the performance Hope Coming On. The panel titled Hope Coming On: Artworks, Monuments and Memorializations Beyond Authenticity and into Humanity is a [...]

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


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


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


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


If you are in Germany, in Cologne, Monday September 19, 2016 please join us @ 11:30am for this workshop titled: A Museum, A Black Sheep and a Dead Rooster: Artistic and Curatorial Displaced Practices. The workshop - supported, hosted and organized by Mischa Kuball, Professor for Public Art at the KHM/Academy of Media Arts, Cologne/D - is free and open to all. There are only twenty seats, so if you [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|News, Writings|0 Comments


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


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


I am very happy to announce the new exhibition Remains of a Summer Bliss by Bill Balaskas that I am curating at the Kalfayan Galleries, Athens - Thessaloniki, from September 15 to October 15, 2016. The premiere of the show is on September 15 from 20:00 to 22:00 at the Kalfayan Galleries on 11 Haritos Street, Athens. The exhibition will present a new body of work by Balaskas that examines [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|Curatorial, News|0 Comments


It is with great pleasure that I have received the news that the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is one of the top twenty art journals in the world in the Google Scholar Metrics rankings in the Visual Arts category. It feels a great accomplishment after nearly nine years of hard work to see the publication thrive and to be in the company of highly respected international publications. This is a [...]

By |August 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments