September 28, 2016, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm you can join Prof. Vincent Brown (Harvard), Jen Mergel (MFA and curator of Political Intent), Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU), Susanna Schoenberg (artist and lecturer at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) and Prof. Lanfranco Aceti (BU) in a peripatetic panel at the MFA, Boston following the performance Hope Coming […]

THE SOCIAL is the title of the 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference (IAVC2016@Boston). You can visit the conference site at OCR Visual Culture 2016. IAVC2016@Boston invites papers, presentations, interventions, collaborations, and events from researchers, artists, academics, curators, and activists on post- democracy, post-society, anger, violence, future visions, crisis, […]

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 […]

Following the launch of the special issue CUT with the Journal of Visual Culture, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts is happy to announce Cut Out or Cut In? A Reflection on Contemporary Insurrectional Art and Media. This is the talk and panel that will launch the special issue titled “CUT” of […]



The Museum of Contemporary Cuts is proud to announce CUT the themed issue of Journal of Visual Culture. The issue is a collaboration set up by the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and is supported by Boston University and Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki. International contributors provide a range of perspectives on the contemporary crisis […]



Journal of Visual Culture, in collaboration with the International Association for Visual Culture, Operational and Curatorial Research, the Museum of Contemporary Cuts and Kasa Gallery, is pleased to announce a new refereed issue titled Visions of Contemporary Cuts. The issue is guest edited by Lanfranco Aceti, Sabanci University, Istanbul; and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Visions of […]

Trimming the Arts: Art Cuts and the Role of the Artist within Societies in Crisis by Lanfranco Aceti Point Centre for Contemporary Art Megaro Hadjisavva 2, Evagorou Avenue 1097, Nicosia, Cyprus Wednesday May 22, 2013, from 19:30 to 20:30 Introduction by: Andre Zivanari Chaired by: Yiannis Colakides Kasa Gallery, NeMe and Point […]

DEADLY CUTS TO THE ARTS: THE ART OF SURVIVAL, RESISTANCE OR FIGHT? by Lanfranco Aceti Art-Athina – International Contemporary Art Fair Faliro Pavilion (Taekwondo) Hellenic Olympic Properties 2 Moraitini str., 175 61 Palaio Faliro Athens, Greece Sunday May 19, 2013, from 15:00 to 16:00 Chaired by: Artemis Potamianou Curator & […]

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. This is […]

The first town in the UK that has eliminated arts completely. Budget cuts slash 100% support to arts and humanities. How will it feel to be in a place without arts? Can we do without libraries and without theaters? And what about buses? And hospitals? The politics of cuts continue […]

Act of cutting. From the Oxford Dictionary online.  1. lit. 1808   Cobbett’s Weekly Polit. Reg. 25 June 997 The speech is all whet and no cut. It is merely flummery. 1841   J. W. Loudon Ladies’ Compan. Flower Garden (ed. 9) 81 The shoot should be cut off with what gardeners call a clean cut.



When I started this project, the last thing I imagined was that I would be writing this post, praising the British Government for its openness and start an international comparative analysis on how different bureaucracies across the Western World deal with data: art data in particular. Growing up in a Mediterranean country […]



Ok I am wondering if the Arts Council is after my own heart! They have most data available online in nicely structured excel sheets that can be collated and analyzed. On top of that they provide the information that is not online in a short period of time. I was […]



In all honesty – if the Arts Council had been informed that I was doing this project to both analyze data and have anecdotal evidence on the functioning of the Freedom of Information Act, they could not have behaved any better. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM – not […]