Digital Media and Democracy, aka From Democracy to Post-Citizenship is a panel I am organizing at MIT for the Media in Transition 10 conference entitled Democracy and Digital Media with the assistance of Rob Halperin. The panel was developed following the encouragement of Professor William Uricchio, Department of Comparative Media Studies at MIT. The panel seeks to engage with and discuss issues related to contemporary populism, art representations, aesthetic social engagements, [...]

By |2019-05-16T18:05:32+00:00May 8th, 2019|Events, Projects, Writings|0 Comments


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 the challenges and complexities involved in arts [...]

By |2018-02-10T18:11:27+00:00February 10th, 2018|Events, News|0 Comments


“[....] 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 new group exhibition at Beton7, [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:37:01+00:00September 20th, 2017|Artworks, Events, News|1 Comment


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. The exhibition takes place from [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:37:02+00:00September 12th, 2017|Artworks, Events, News|0 Comments


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 promptly acquired for a private [...]

By |2019-02-18T15:54:09+00:00June 10th, 2017|Curatorial, Events, News|0 Comments


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 at 5:12 am, on the White [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:37:04+00:00June 1st, 2017|Curatorial, Events, News|0 Comments


A new exhibition titled Back to Basics: Uncanny in which I have a set of artworks and an installation. This group show curated by Artemis Potamianou sees the participation of Lanfranco Aceti, Misha Cattaui, Kalos & Klio, Simon MacEwan, Elisabeth Penker, Aggelos Antonopoulos, Augustus Veinoglou, Vasilis Zographos and Ioannis Savvidis. The exhibition, the first of a two parts show, at the Enia Gallery, from December 9, 2016, to March 4, [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:37:08+00:00December 9th, 2016|Artworks, Events, News|0 Comments


If you happen to be in New York on March 24 I am having a conversation at New York University with Stefanos Tsivopoulos (who represented Greece at the 55th Venice Biennale 2013). The event is chaired by Mechthild Schmidt Feist. Join us on March 24 at 6pm, at NYU-SPS 7e12 street, room 321. Please RSVP here to guarantee a seat: - there are limited seats and they will be [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:37:20+00:00March 14th, 2016|Events, News, Writings|0 Comments


The Cuts Have Been Made: Welcome to the Aesthetic of Capitalistic Vampirism is the title of a panel which will see Lanfranco Aceti in conversation with Bill Balaskas, Mark Fisher and Irini Papadimitriou. The panel will reflect and discuss the recent issue CUT published by the Journal of Visual Culture. The event, chaired by Marquard Smith Editor in Chief of this seminal refereed journal, will analyze the transformations of contemporary [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:37:26+00:00November 25th, 2015|Events, News, Writings|0 Comments


A new special issue titled Death, Memory and the Human in the Internet Era has been published as part of the journal Mortality: Promoting the Interdisciplinary Study of Death and Dying (Taylor & Francis). Editors of this issue were: Connor Graham and Alfred Montoya. Contributors: Lanfranco Aceti, Michael Arnold, Louis Bailey, Jo Bell, Gregory Clancey, Masato Fukushima, Martin Gibbs, Connor Graham, David Kennedy, Tamara Kohn, James Meese, Alfred Montoya and [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:37:27+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Events, News, Writings|0 Comments