Lanfranco Aceti
Since 2003
Works in London United States of America

BIO
Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, Department of Media and Communications, and at the Steinhardt School, at NYU; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Cultures at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (the MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST); and is currently Director of Kasa Gallery, Istanbul. He is the Founder of Director of the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) and of Operational and Curatorial Research in Art, Design, Science and Technology (OCR). He was Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul.

He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London and has published, lectured and exhibited internationally.

http://www.lanfrancoaceti.com
http://www.museumofcontemporarycuts.org
http://kasagaleri.sabanciuniv.edu/
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EVENT

Sound Art Curating / Curating Sound


Dates:
Mon Aug 19, 2013 00:00 - Wed Aug 21, 2013

Location:
Germany

Sound Curating at ZKM

The second of the conference series titled Sound Curating will take place at ZKM.

Over the last decade, many interesting new methodologies have emerged within the field of sound art curating / curating sound. These methodologies are tied up with the creative use of digital technologies and computational techniques such as physical and tangible computing. More specifically, interactive art and design seem to offer a promising new potential for letting an audience experience and interact with sound objects (tangibly, bodily, etc.) and in that way acquire insight and knowledge about them.

The international seminar at the ZKM focuses on the methodologies, histories, theories and practices of sound art curating. This is part of a larger conference that will see other events taking place in London at Goldsmiths and the Courtauld, followed by another conference event in New York. The events will be paralleled by sound art exhibitions.

The conference events, which take place in 2013 and 2014, will present an opportunity to focus on the increasing use of interactive art and design for curatorial purposes, which is transforming the curator’s role into a hybrid function placed between art, science and social technology.

Conference Chairs: Lanfranco Aceti and Morten Søndergaard.

Conference Co-Chairs: Thomas Markussen and Bente Larssen.


OPPORTUNITY

Deadly Cuts to the Arts


Deadline:
Tue Dec 31, 2013 23:59

The Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) is developing a research project, under the directorship of Lanfranco Aceti, to assess and map the impact of the arts funding reductions in several European Countries and North America, and would like to invite individuals and funded organizations to contribute their data.

The research project will analyze, in the first phase, the impact of the current economic crisis on the arts throughout the following countries (Austria, Canada, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) comparing official data with data provided on each specific territory.

The project aims to create a repository of data that can be accessed and poured through to gain a clear impression of the affected organizations and the current state of the arts from 2007 to present.

MoCC will create, using the information gathered, a series of data visualizations, as well as art commissions, curatorial projects, exhibitions, research analyses and publications. It will promote initiatives that will be showcased and presented at international events and biennials.

To assist us with this task, we are asking individuals and arts organizations to send us the following information on the art organizations that have closed or have received funding cuts in the period 2007 – present.

Follow the link for further information and please feel free to share with any and all interested parties. Thanks.


OPPORTUNITY

We Have Come to Shack Up with You


Deadline:
Fri Apr 12, 2013 17:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

We Have Come to Shack Up with You is a new art project by Lanfranco Aceti.

Lanfranco Aceti Inc. sponsors 10 return train trips from London to Wendover, to the country home of the current Prime Minister.

This rambling performance that sees an idyllic journey in the English countryside as well as a walk up to the country house of the PM will provide an artistic and aesthetic moment to reflect on the philosophical implications of a growing divide between the haves and have nots, between petty crimes by the lower classes heavily punished and global criminal activities by the higher classes that go unpunished.

When: 13th April 2013

Time: 10am – 5pm

Where: Leaving from London Marylebone to Wendover

To apply for this trip and be one of the lucky 10 to participate in the artwork please get in touch with the Museum of Contemporary Cuts by accessing thelink to the form and provide your name, email, telephone number and a short text explaining the reason why you should join the trip.

Additional to the cost of train travel the 10 attendees will receive lunch and a pint in one of the local pubs.


EVENT

No Detectable Level


Dates:
Thu Mar 21, 2013 18:00 - Sun Apr 21, 2013

No Detectable Level (Art, Data, Economics and Health) - a new exhibition by British artist Tom Corby, in collaboration with Gavin Baily. Developed for the MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts)

Produced in collaboration with Goldsmiths College, Sabanci University, Kasa Gallery, the University of Westminster and IAVC (International Association for Visual Culture).

Museum of Contemporary Cuts: www.museumofcontemporarycuts.org

Curatorial team: Lanfranco Aceti (Kasa Gallery Director and Senior Curator), Vince Dziekan (Associate Curator), Ozden Sahin (Curator) and Jonathan Munro (Curator).

Follow the exhibition on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MuseumOfContemporaryCuts

Follow the exhibition on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MoCC_2012

MoCC Newsletters: http://www.lanfrancoaceti.com/newsletters


EVENT

Body of Evidence by Tom Corby


Dates:
Thu Mar 21, 2013 18:00 - Sat Apr 20, 2013

Location:
Istanbul, Turkey

Body of Evidence by British artist Tom Corby, in collaboration with Gavin Baily, is taking place at Kasa Galeri, Istanbul from March 21 to April 20, 2013.

Opening Cocktail: March 21, 2013 at 18:00

The exhibition initiates a series of new artworks and installations designed to blur the boundaries between medicine, data, documentation, economics and art. Conceived as a complex autoportrait of the body undergoing advanced treatment for cancer, the exhibition serves as the primary site where the possibilities, visibilities and public manifestations of the body at its most vulnerable are tested to their limits.

The exhibition Body of Evidence charts the artist’s expedition inside his own body and across his own soul, exploring the existential data of a body/object subjected to medical intervention; the body as a system that while in the process of shutting down, continues to produce data.

In equal parts heroic and obsessive, this project touches on attitudes to death and disease in a wider sense, namely a desire to find ways, processes and forms to transcend the act of termination and come to an accord with our feelings about it.

Produced in collaboration with MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts), Goldsmiths College, Sabanci University and the University of Westminster.

Senior Curator: Lanfranco Aceti
Associate Curator: Vince Dziekan
Curator: Ozden Sahin
Junior Curator: Jonathan Munro