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, […]
The Situation is an exhibition by Oliver Ressler for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC). Curated by Lanfranco Aceti in collaboration with Jonathan Munro the exhibition presents a series of artworks by Oliver Ressler that engage with the contemporary social crisis. Ressler has worked on the theme of the contemporary post-postcapitalistic society and its crises both as an artist and as a curator. It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, is a […]
This is the new LEA book titled Interference Strategies, Volume 20 Issue 2. ISBN: 978-1-906897-32-1. ISSN: 1071-4391. Date of Publication: April 15, 2014. Number of Pages: 157. Book Editors: Lanfranco Aceti and Paul Thomas. In this particular volume the issue of art as interference and the strategies that it should adopt have been reframed within the structures of contemporary technology as well as within the frameworks of interactions between art, […]
This year has been a year of hard work (perhaps more than other years) since there have been many concomitant events and projects. It is with a certain pride that I would like to announce that in 2014 LEA has received the Leonardo Award for Excellence for the article by Conor McGarrigle. It is a testament to the hard work that is gone into LEA during the past years and […]
National Panties is an exhibition, presented by Museum of Contemporary Cuts at Contemporary Istanbul, of Lanfranco Aceti’s recent artworks that focus on issues related to contemporary economic disparities and social crisis. Curated by Gulsen Bal, the exhibition is composed of a site specific installation and three new video works titled Present which follow the Financial Triptych exhibited at Milkshake Agency (Geneva) and curated by Artemis Potamianou and Giorgos Papadatos. National […]
The exhibition Capital Failures at the Contemporary Istanbul art fair will showcase a selection of artworks by British artist Jordan McKenzie. The exhibition is part of an international collaboration that questions contemporary aesthetic practices and definitions of capital. Curated by Lanfranco Aceti, the selection of artworks provides the viewer with alternative perspectives of capital and failure than those offered within the parameters and definitions of contemporary capitalism.
The artist challenges […]
The exhibition An Englishman Abroad with artworks by British artist Jordan McKenzie challenges traditional perceptions of aesthetic and art as an endeavor disjointed by a social component. His artworks, a varied mix of performances, videos, installations and prints, bring into the fore issues of social realism, identity and gender in a British society that is increasingly in crisis.
An Englishman Abroad explores, with a peculiar British sense of humor, how […]
My Estate of Mind is a new exhibition for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts by the British artist Jordan McKenzie. In his artworks McKenzie explores the relationship between hierarchical systems of power, mythological representations of grandeur and the constantly incumbent presence of these systems in people’s daily lives. The artist pierces the traditional representation of British society presenting the viewer with a critique that, by making use of traditional stereotypes, […]
No Rest for the Wicked is a curatorial project presented at ArtInternational in Istanbul by Lanfranco Aceti. The project will showcase recent artworks by Bill Balaskas as well as a series of exhibitions and art projects developed by MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts) since 2012. No Rest for the Wicked will provide the opportunity to engage with an international organization and a range of international artists that are tirelessly altering […]
The Aesthetics of Scale: Or on How to Grasp the Little Things is a convened curatorial talk at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton that will see my participation as well as that of distinguished speakers Bill Balaskas, Bronwen Buckeridge, Sunil Manghani and Helen Sloan. The talk will focus on the concepts that underpin the exhibition The Small Infinite and provide a moment of reflection on the aesthetics of scale […]