Professor Lanfranco Aceti (Boston University) and Professor Doris Sommer (Harvard University) have joined forces to deliver a student experience in interpretation of complex texts within art spaces. The semester-long course titled Arts in Barcelona, analyzes how national conflicts and civil unrest affect forms of cultural production. Professor Aceti chose The Politics of Friendship by Jaques Derrida for the class Arts in Barcelona because of its focus on nationalism and its relevance to
About Lanfranco AcetiLanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as an artist, curator, and academic. He is a visiting professor and research affiliate at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and professor and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology), and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).
Lanfranco Aceti’s new work, Baked: The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off (2017), is based on a neon installation from the exhibition, nEUROsis, curated by Yiannis Colakides for NeME. The artist defined these new works of art as a “series of perspectival studies envisioned through tinted glasses on moving life.” The artworks consist of prints and screen paintings, but
Remainders at the End of a Summer Bliss, by Lanfranco Aceti, is a curatorial essay that surveys Bill Balaskas’s exhibition, Remains of a Summer Bliss, at the Kalfayan Galleries, Athens and Thessaloniki. Featured on their new platform, Contemporary Arts and Cultures (CAC), the essay is published by the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), MIT Press. In a globalized context of ruthless capitalism, this curatorial essay examines
It's Time is a conversation between Prof. Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths and Harvard) and Prof. Lanfranco Aceti (MIT and BU) on issues of time and its relationship to the contemporary databased and mediated narratives. The lecture will take place in the Plimpton Room, Barker Center, Room 133, Harvard University on Monday, December 4, 2017, from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm. Inspired by Italo Calvino's Six Memos for the
The Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents a painterly and sculptural text work by Dutch artist, Willem Jan Smit. At the Sculpture Garden pavilion on the New Sea Waterfront of Thessaloniki, Smit marries the two media with the complexity of the positive and negative architectural space. “The Sculpture Garden pavilion presents and shines a light on a fissure in the homogeneous representation of the community,” explains
Supported by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, the Mediterranean Garden pavilion on the New Sea Waterfront of Thessaloniki has a contemporary art installation by Lanfranco Aceti, curated by Camilla Boemio. Known internationally for his socio-political stances and performances that have taken place over the past thirty years, the artist has conceived a site-specific installation that engages directly with the theme of the Thessaloniki Biennale, Imagined
What is in a curse? And who are the accursed? The artist, Lanfranco Aceti, has created a performance titled Accursed and curated by Areti Leopolou that addresses the theme of the Thessaloniki Biennale, Imagined Homes, by bringing the privacy of the home into the public space. The accursed plebs—lower class and middle class alike—voice their angers and frustrations at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in the form of
To ‘celebrate’ the forthcoming conflict between Rocket Man of North Korea and Dotard of the United States of America the artist Mischa Kuball (DE) has been commissioned to create an installation and music score to be placed on The Fifth Column of the White House. Named Curator Of The United States (COTUS) by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, Lanfranco Aceti announced this new video and
“[....] there are all the folds that come from the Orient—Greek, Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, classical folds .... But it twists and turns the folds, takes them to infinity, fold upon fold, fold after fold. [....] is the fold that goes on to infinity.” Gilles Deleuze, “The Fold,” Yale French Studies 80, Baroque Topographies: Literature/History/Philosophy (1991): 227. Where Is the Problem? ‘Empathy - Apathy’ is a
SHIMMER is a new solo show by Lanfranco Aceti and Willem Jan Smit who came together under the curatorial framework of Irini Papadimitriou, curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The two artists merged their aesthetic practices for SHIMMER and generated for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and the Athens School of Fine Arts in Hydra (GR) a scathing visual analysis of contemporary political art.