Carlo Zanni
Since the beginning
Works in Mars Sierra Leone

Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1975. Since the early 2000's his practice involves the use of Internet data to create time based social consciousness experiences investigating our life. He lives far from the worldliness of the art world while showing and screening his projects in venues worldwide including: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London.
He founded "People From Mars" to experiment new distribution models for video art and new media projects.
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The Sandman, 2013 by Carlo Zanni - project launch

Thu Nov 14, 2013 00:00 - Sun Mar 15, 2015

I'm happy to announce the launch of a new video of mine



This video launches on the occasion of a very cool event held at Young Projects Gallery in Los Angeles.
Paul Young set up an holiday sale for this coming Thursday the 14th with DVDs, Digital Works, Posters etc. by a pool of international artists and I thought it was the perfect occasion to kick-off The Sandman.

So for those attending, it's a sale not a show ! Which is even better, above all when this new video comes in a kinda standalone format, based on a Video in Print module: cheap, easy to preview, with an Hi-Res version inside (below some pics).



NOV 14 2013
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue #B230
West Hollywood,
Los Angeles CA. 90069


Thursday Night Pop Up at Young Projects Gallery, Los Angeles

Thu Nov 14, 2013 17:30 - Thu Nov 14, 2013

Los Angeles, California
United States of America

25+ artists, hundreds of artworks, and live music by the always sensational Deven Green in the first annual "zero to one hundred" pop-up

Part party and part retail, this show features rare, artist-made DVDs, digital works, photos, CDs, rare prints, drawings, sculptures, books, YPT editions and more.

One night only
Thursday Nov. 14th

5:30 - 8:30 pm
Musical performances begin at 7pm

@Pacific Design Center | 8687 Melrose Ave | WeHo CA 90069
323-377-1102 |


art project needs testing

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:10


I'm developing a new project and I would need some beta testing before releasing it.

Required: iOS 6 device JAILBROKEN

I'll add credits on the project.

Need feedback on it as well as screenshots and short videos to be published with credits of the authors (rights: commercial / non-commercial).

If interested please PM me at zanni [dot ] org [@] gmail [dot] com

Thanks in advance,


Opening tonight in New York: THE PUBLIC PRIVATE

Wed Feb 06, 2013 18:00 - Wed Apr 17, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

THE PUBLIC PRIVATE curated by Christiane Paul

The Public Private will be the first New York exhibition of
contemporary art to explore the impact of social media and new
technologies on the relationship between the public and private realm...

Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico
Eva and Franco Mattes
Jill Magid
Luke Dubois
Wafaa Bilal
Paolo Cirio
James Coupe
Ben Grosser
Carlo Zanni

February 7 – April 17, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 6-8 pm
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
2 West 13th Street, New York

Opening reception: Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Gallery hours: Open daily 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; closed all major holidays and holiday eves
Admission: Free
Info: Please contact 212.229.8919 or visit

The Public Private will be the first New York exhibition of contemporary art to explore the impact of social media and new technologies on the relationship between the public and private realm. The artworks brought together in The Public Private—several presented for the first time in the United States—address these issues from psychological, legal, and economic perspectives and use strategies ranging from hacking to self-surveillance to reflect upon the profound changes in our understanding of identity, personal boundaries, and self-representation.

Works on view include Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico’s Face to Facebook, a multimedia installation of one million Facebook profiles, which were appropriated” by the artists, filtered using facial-recognition software, and then posted on a custom-made dating website sorted by facial expressions. Eva and Franco Mattes’ The Others is a video installation composed of 10,000 photos the Mattes have acquired through a software glitch that gives remote access to personal computer files. The core of the work is not just the presentation of these images, but the act of “stealing” and moving them from the private into the public realm.

Other artists and works represented in the gallery include Jill Magid’s Evidence Locker, Luke Dubois’ Missed Connections, Wafaa Bilal’s 3rdi, Carlo Zanni’s Self Portrait with Friends, James Coupe's Panoptic Panorama #2: Five People in a Room, Paolo Cirio’s Street Ghosts, and Ben Grosser’s Facebook Demetricator.

The Public Private is curated by Christiane Paul, an Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Watch Rhizome's Nostalgic VHS History from 2001 -- and Donate for 2013!

This is a great doc !

I remember the days on Mercer st.
Mark Tribe kindly hosted a tube of paintings of mine for a while and I also had the pleasure to show my first piece at the FUN.

Thanks guys.

P.S.: any similar doc about the Media Z Lounge ?