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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 ART2020-05-16T09:42:08+00:00

LIVING AFTER THE APOCALYPSE

Even if you encounter opposition, have conviction and finish what you start. People in the end will understand. Kotoko Wamura Living After the Apocalypse is a curatorial proposal I conceived and developed when I was invited to submit a conceptual framework for an art and architectural biennial in 2011. While I was writing and preparing the proposal an earthquake happened in Japan and the

LIVING AFTER THE APOCALYPSE2020-05-09T16:29:24+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

BUT I CAN’T HELP MYSELF

But I Can't Help Myself: Against the Resurgence of the Millennial Issues of Ignorance and Idiocy is Lanfranco Aceti's inaugural lecture at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). The lecture focuses on the role of contemporary politics in reshaping our understanding of society and the modalities for practicing art. Professor Aceti introduces a series of concepts and frameworks to define his aesthetic approaches

BUT I CAN’T HELP MYSELF2020-05-27T17:22:22+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

WHERE IS SPACE?

Where Is Space? is a conversation between Professor Vincent Brown (Harvard) and Professor Lanfranco Aceti (MIT and BU) on issues of space and its relationship to the construction of contemporary visual, literary, and historical contexts and narratives. Professor Brown will talk about space, time, and slavery in the context of contemporary digital media and discuss these topics with professor Aceti. The lecture will take

WHERE IS SPACE?2020-03-23T22:42:16+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

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
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