Lanfranco Aceti
Since 2003
Works in London United States of America

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). 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 and the Director of Kasa Gallery, Istanbul. He has done digital art interventions and exhibited widely in Museums, Art Fairs, Festivals and Biennials. Recently he has exhibited Who the People? at the Chetams' Library and Museum. His artworks are in private and public collections.

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.
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From New Media to Old Utopias: ‘Red’ Art in Data Capitalism?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Fri Aug 31, 2012 23:59

Call for artists’ portfolios and biographies

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) will produce an online and printed issue, as well as present artists, artists’ groups and art collectives online. Also, LEA envisions the co-production of an exhibition in a gallery space, based on the contributions collected through this Call.

We particularly welcome manifestos and polemical texts of all forms, political and artistic statements, accounts of art projects and presentations of online platforms and artists’ networks related to the areas of interest delineated in the Call.

Guidelines for artists’ proposals:

(a) Subject heading: Red Art
(b) Manifestos, Artists/Curatorial Statements, Resumes of Practice, or other texts: 3000 words maximum, in doc format (larger text can be discussed and approved by the senior editors)
(c) CVs, in doc format, no more than 3 pages
(d) Portfolios or accounts of artworks (links are preferred), should you email material no more than 12 images at 800px width x 514 height at 72dpi
(e) Links to previous work, videos or personal websites
(f) Deadline: 31/08/2012


From New Media to Old Utopias: ‘Red’ Art in Data Capitalism?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Fri Aug 31, 2012 23:59

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from academics, critical theorists and artists for an issue investigating the relevance of communist utopianism to New Media Art’s ideological dispositions. Relevant areas of interest addressed by the issue’s contributors could include, but are by no means limited to:

• Art, technology and social media
• The rise of New Economies and the rise New Media Art
• The working class and affective labour in data capitalism
• New media artworks as commodities: “use” and “exchange” values
• Digital Art and symbolic or cultural capital
• New Media Art’s reaction to the global economic crisis (2008-2012)
• Legal issues and new concepts of intellectual property in Digital Art
• The online democratization of art
• The art of protest: from anti-globalization to the “Facebook Revolutions” and the “Occupy” movement
• The role of New Media Art in ex-communist countries
• Hacktivism as art: a revolution for the Digital Age?
• Tactical Media and its progeny
• The institutionalization of radical New Media Art
• Histories of leftist aesthetics

Through the synthesis of such diverse points of view, the issue will attempt to demystify whether and to what extent the art of the Digital Age is, or could be, the result of the seemingly paradox combination of capitalism’s products and communism’s visions.

Senior Editors: Lanfranco Aceti (LEA Editor-in-Chief), Julian Stallabrass (Courtauld Institute of Art) and Susanne Jaschko (prozessagenten)
Editor: Bill Balaskas (Royal College of Art)



Tue Mar 20, 2012 18:00 - Thu May 10, 2012

Istanbul, Turkey

As Director of Kasa Gallery I am happy to announce the new exhibition Charles Csuri: Sketchbooks of Time.

Charles Csuri’s new artworks, animations, drawings and early artworks will be exhibited as a survey of the artist’s career. Through a curatorial analysis of the relationship between the artist and the media (computer and software), the art is framed in a visual representation of the concept of time.

The opening cocktail reception for the exhibition is on March 20, 2012 at 18:00.

Charles Csuri: Sketchbooks of Time is an international curatorial partnership with Senior Curators Lanfranco Aceti, (Kasa Gallery Director, Sabanci University) and Christiane Paul, (The New School and the Whitney Museum of American Art); Curator Janice Glowski (Wittenberg University) and In House Curator, Ozden Sahin (Sabanci University).

The exhibition is a collaboration with the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, The Ohio State University and Goldsmiths College.


Touch and Go

Sun Feb 12, 2012 00:00

Leonardo Electronic Almanac in collaboration with Goldsmiths College in occasion of the Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art 2012 announces a special issue titled Touch and Go.

This issue will explore the role interactivity and participation, as well as light art and new media approaches to the public space, may play in fostering engagement and shared forms of participation.

We would like to welcome papers relevant to the following themes:

- Interactivity and audience engagement (art, technology and participation)
- New media geographies and technology
- New Media art and illusion: physical interaction & perception
- Sound and gesture in New Media Art
- Gender, sport and technology
- Art in Virtual Reality / virtual spaces and game-space as artistic medium



Tue Jan 31, 2012 00:00

Speed, Dromology and Invisibility, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Deadline January 31, 2012

Are we moving from the futurist’s speed through contemporary dromology to the disappearance of the human body? What are the future trajectories of a continuous process of acceleration? Is the disappearance of the body through artificial speed a process of invisibility or that of a visibility through acceleration?

The instantaneous communication across Web 2.0 and the speed of interactions has created the feeling of a contradiction between an idea of constant presence and that of the disappearance of the body in a constant trajectory of ‘self-dissemination.’ In 1909 the futurists envisaged a new world and some of their far-fetched visionary ideas have come to pass. What is the role that speed will play in the future of humanity in the twenty-first century?

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is inviting proposals from scientists interested in light, speed and invisibility, from artists, critical theorists and academics in cultural studies and digital humanities for an issue on these themes with senior editors Lanfranco Aceti and Chris Townsend, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. Scientists that work on issues related to speed and invisibility, media theoreticians, historians, artists that represent in their work the high speed of life and contemporary society are particularly welcome to submit proposals for consideration.

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) will produce an online and printed issue, as well as host curated images and videos online.

Proposals to: