PLEASE FLIP SOMEWHERE ELSE

Now that I am less occupied with the works of art I created for the Venice Architecture Biennale, I have the time to write a post that I wanted to publish for a rather long time. It is about the economics of art and the role that buyers, collectors, commissioners [1], and patrons play in my life. Since I look at this relationship both

PLEASE FLIP SOMEWHERE ELSE2022-04-11T09:58:32+00:00

PERIPHERAL BUT NOT IRRELEVANT

"Silence does not mean surrender!" Lanfranco Aceti, Athens, 2018. Performance. Curated by Artemis Potamianou. Peripheral but not Irrelevant: Peripheries' Contribution to the Centrality of the Globalized Cities (Periferico ma non Irrilevante: Il contributo delle Periferie alla Centralità delle Città Globalizzate) is the talk that I will give to discuss some of my recent artworks installed at and performed as part of the Italian Pavilion, Resilient

PERIPHERAL BUT NOT IRRELEVANT2021-05-22T23:32:25+00:00

ZERO FUCKS TO GIVE: A TALK, A MANIFESTO, AND A WORK OF ART

"One world approved thy wisdom; another, mine." Antigone, Sophocles Zero Fucks to Give is a work of art for Platforms Project, Athens, Greece, May 14-31, 2020. It consists of a talk, a manifesto, and a video performance. It is part of a larger set of artworks started in 2017 with the same title. Zero Fucks to Give: A Talk, a Manifesto, and a Work of

ZERO FUCKS TO GIVE: A TALK, A MANIFESTO, AND A WORK OF ART2022-01-25T19:09:10+00:00

REDUCED

Reduced: Uninfluential, Disintegrated, and Bent is a new exhibition and sculptural installation by Lanfranco Aceti. With a series of writings on paper, paintings, photocopies of stones, foliage, and grass, rolled out fax paper, videos, and vinyl cutouts the exhibition explores the meaning of reduced forms of democracy and citizenships. The consumption of what is left, the remainder to use Baudrillardian terminology, is a hypermarketed but

REDUCED2020-03-16T20:22:32+00:00

ANATOMY OF A DREAM

The Museum of Contemporary Cuts presents Anatomy of a Dream, a new solo exhibition by Lanfranco Aceti, curated by Artemis Potamianou for Platforms Project, Athens, Greece. This body of new works of art is made of three painting diptychs with acrylic paint on raw linen canvas. One of the diptychs features spent matches embedded in the paint itself. The diptychs are juxtaposed with a sculptural

ANATOMY OF A DREAM2020-03-16T20:26:05+00:00

LOOKING STRAIGHT

Looking Straight is a new series of self-portraits by Lanfranco Aceti realized for International Women's Day 2018 as part of a performance in Barcelona at MACBA. The artworks are inspired by Piero della Francesca's iconic profile portraits of the Duke Federigo da Montefeltro and Duchess Battista Sforza of Urbino (1465-1472). The original Renaissance portraits are a diptych while the new series realized are triptychs.

LOOKING STRAIGHT2020-05-27T17:25:52+00:00

CAN YOU FEEL IT?

Can You Feel It? I Can Feel It is a new installation work by Lanfranco Aceti created for the exhibition, When All is Said… and Done, curated by Artemis Potamianou for the Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes gallery in London. Participating artists include: Lanfranco Aceti, Aggelos Antonopoulos, Bill Balaskas, Jackie Berridge, Jimi Efthimiou-Dimitris Mitsopoulos-Vivi Papanikola, George Harvalias, Lady Michelle, Frini Mouzakitou, Giorgos Papadatos, Artemis Potamianou, Clay Smith, and Mark

CAN YOU FEEL IT?2020-03-23T22:43:33+00:00

ANNUNCIATION

  Annunciation is the latest performance and sculptural installation by Lanfranco Aceti. As part of the exhibition nEUROsis, the artwork was realized in Limassol, Cyprus, with the support of the non-profit organization NeMe. Curated by Yiannis Colakides, the project was developed as part of a year long residency in which the artist explored via thorough research themes and concepts related to apocalypse, post-democracy, post-citizenship, activism,

ANNUNCIATION2020-05-27T17:34:12+00:00

DISOBEDIENT, DISCONTENTED, AND DISRUPTIVE

  Disobedient, Discontented, and Disruptive: Politics of Aesthetic Resistance and Resilience is a presentation by Professor Lanfranco Aceti at Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) @ MIT. The presentation, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, is part of ACT luncheon series and engages faculty and students with the affiliate's research and thought processes in the creation of new scholarly works, curatorial projects, or personal exhibitions. “The repressed

DISOBEDIENT, DISCONTENTED, AND DISRUPTIVE2020-05-27T17:37:52+00:00

BAKED

  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,

BAKED2020-05-27T17:55:03+00:00
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