About Lanfranco Aceti

Lanfranco 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).

WHERE IS THE PROBLEM?

“[....] 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

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SHIMMER

  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

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SUPPOSITORY

In a contemporary world of suppositions presented as a healthy suppository of systemically administered fact, the current exchange and special relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States of America is providing exciting new prospects. The UK has proposed to offer Oboddaddy 1, by Sarah Lucas, as an instrument of justice to beat down efforts of fake news and propaganda alike. Oboddaddy 1, a

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WET ME

One of my new essays is out and is entitled Wet Me: Cupio Dissolvi ad Nubes et Lumina, for the issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac titled Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics published by MIT Press. I also edited the full volume with Paul Thomas and Edward Colless. Thanks, in particular go, to two new members of LEA Team of assistant editors: Candice Bancheri and Ashley Daugherty. It is

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CLOUD AND MOLECULAR AESTHETICS

Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics is a volume that situates a critical discourse on the molecular data–cloud and aesthetics within contemporary experiences of art and society. It reflects varied perceptions and current thinking by artists, curators, scientists, and theorists in comprehending the appropriation and colonization of the cloud. The cloud can be seen as a veiling of information, where it becomes clouded, foggy, fuzzy, obscure, or

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AD NAUSEAM

As part of its worldwide interventions and art engagements, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents ad nauseam at documenta 14 by international artist and activist Willem Jan Smit (NL, ES, DE). Ad nauseam is Willem Jan Smit’s redux from an exhibition of documentary sculpture in Athens titled THEY WERE SHOWN THE DOOR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, which was received with great critical acclaim and

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ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK

What is a protest? And what does it mean to picket, to resist, to respond, and to give voice to one’s social and political concerns? In the wake of growing political uncertainty and the news of the United States withdrawal from the global Paris climate accords, a protest will occur from dawn to dawn, starting on  June 3 at 5:12 am to June 4

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THEY WERE SHOWN THE DOOR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

As part of its ‘FEATURED’ artist series for the Platforms Project in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents the international artist and activist, Willem Jan Smit. “The choice fell on Mr. Smit,” explained the curator Lanfranco Aceti and the artistic director Artemis Potamianou, “since his practice has been dealing for many years now with issues of rejection, remainder, and reminder. Through a contradictory embrace

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PLEASE, PARDON MY FRENCH

For the Platforms Project in Athens, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents an international exhibition consisting of  two works by  two different artists strategically placed in opposition to one another. The two artists, Lanfranco Aceti and Yiannis Melanitis, challenge each other through a series of colloquia that, while rooted in incommunicability, isolation, and censorship, nevertheless speaks of contemporary notions of freedom, democracy, and understanding. Both

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AFFIRMATIVE RE-ACTION

Affirmative Re-Action, curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Candice Bancheri for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, is the latest art project by American conceptual artist, Jay Critchley. Rooted in the long tradition of twentieth-century art, the artwork is a recycling and re-hanging of Provincetown’s historical street banners. These large plasticized banners announcing cultural events and/or displaying advertisements are a staple of contemporary society and towns the

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