Art Cuts and the Role of the Artist within Societies in Crisis Introduction by: Andre Zivanari, Chaired by: Yiannis Colakides Kasa Gallery, NeMe and Point Center for Contemporary Art present a talk by Lanfranco Aceti “Trimming the Arts: Art Cuts and the Role of the Artist within Societies in Crisis.” Taking as its starting point […]

As the cuts to the arts bite further in the UK, the goverment as been looking for ways to save money in the cultural sector. The industrial action is part of a three-month campaign of industrial action prompted by a long-running dispute over jobs, pay and pensions. The PCS union, the […]



With the City of Detroit facing possible bankruptcy, Orr and his representatives have put the DIA on notice that its multibillion-dollar art collection is a city asset and could be sold as part of a broad-based resolution of the city’s massive debt, estimated at $15 billion to $17 billion. The […]

A Pound of Flesh by Lanfranco Aceti When: Thursday May 23, 2013, from 10:30 to 12:30 Where: Limassol Municipal Market, Kanari st, Limassol Curated by: Helene Black, Ozden Sahin and Jonathan Munro Coordinated by: Yiannis Colakides MoCC and NeMe present A Pound of Flesh, a series of interventions and new artworks […]

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 & […]

We Have Come to Shack Up with You is a new art project and performance by Lanfranco Aceti. Lanfranco Aceti Inc. sponsors 10 return train trips from London to Wendover, to the country home of the current Prime Minister. In the spirit of sacrifice and in order to share the costs of […]

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 […]

Written on the Guardian website today, by the philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek. Discussing how the worst is yet to come for the everyday Cypriot, and how the agreed payback to the EU will not be possible. Pointing out what is becoming more obvious to those effected by the bank bailouts, that the […]

The Cost of Living: Metastasising Epistemes and Social Crisis Thursday 11th April, 6 pm Royal College of Art, South Kensington, Stevens Building, Humanities Seminar Room Participants: Professor Lanfranco Aceti, Professor Johnny Golding, Dr Marquard Smith and Professor Julian Stallabrass. In absentia: Dr Tom Corby Convenor: Bill Balaskas This seminar will […]



The massive bronze sculpture is formally known as “Draped Seated Woman,” a Henry Moore creation that evoked Londoners huddled in air raid shelters during the Blitz. To the East Enders who lived nearby, the artwork was known as “Old Flo,” a stalwart symbol of people facing oppression with dignity and […]

Exhibition Dates: March 21  – April 20, 2013 Artists: Tom Corby and Gavin Baily Exhibition page: Senior Curator: Lanfranco Aceti Associate Curator: Vince Dziekan Curators: Ozden Sahin, Jonathan Munro Produced in collaboration with Goldsmiths College, Sabanci University, Kasa Gallery, the University of Westminster and IAVC (International Association for Visual […]



“Debt” this Thursday. This is a reminder that this Thursday, 14 March, the London Graduate School at Kingston University is hosting the following event: “Debt”, a half-day symposium from 13.00-17.00 Venue: Venezuelan Consulate, Bolivar Hall, 54-56 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL ( Featuring Etienne Balibar on “Debt Capitalism”, Samuel Weber […]

The Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) (2012) in its first appearance as a mobile artwork and museum was exhibited as part of the AND (Abandon Normal Devices) Festival in Manchester. This unusual hybrid between an artwork and a museum was part of the exhibition What Have I Done To (De)serve […]

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 […]