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DIGITAL MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY

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

DIGITAL MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY2020-05-27T17:21:09+00:00

HARVARD, BU, AND DERRIDA

  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

HARVARD, BU, AND DERRIDA2020-05-27T17:41:01+00:00

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

WHERE IS THE PROBLEM?2018-02-06T18:37:01+00:00

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

SHIMMER2020-05-27T18:21:32+00:00

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

AD NAUSEAM2019-02-18T15:54:09+00:00

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

ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK2020-03-16T18:56:14+00:00

BACK TO BASICS: UNCANNY

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

BACK TO BASICS: UNCANNY2018-02-06T18:37:08+00:00

CUT LOOSE

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: http://bit.ly/1UYOlyH - there are limited

CUT LOOSE2018-02-06T18:37:20+00:00

THE CUTS HAVE BEEN MADE

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

THE CUTS HAVE BEEN MADE2018-02-06T18:37:26+00:00

DEATH, MEMORY AND THE HUMAN

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,

DEATH, MEMORY AND THE HUMAN2018-02-06T18:37:27+00:00
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