Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism is the first edited book, part of a series, by the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Leonardo/ISAST, MIT Press). Red Art: New Utopias in Data Capitalism was edited and has introductions by Lanfranco Aceti, Bill Balaskas, Susanne Jaschko and Julian Stallabrass. The Leonardo Electronic Almanac […]

Time is Money and Money Is Time are the two new exhibitions by Olga Kisseleva for Kasa Gallery and for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts. The exhibitions are conceived as two complementary and intertwined shows that happen simultaneously in physical and online spaces, creating a constant dialogue and reflection on the concept of money […]

12Mar

I SUPPORT THE STATE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (SMCA)

The State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece is under threat of closing because of the severe cuts. The museum is the organiser of the Thessaloniki Biennale (now preparing for its 5th edition) and it owns one of the most important collections of Russian Avant-Garde art in the world […]

Yesterday Christie’s in London canceled an extensive collection of Miro artwork to be sold later this month. The artworks were part of a corporate collection until 2008 when the Portuguese state became the owners since privatising the BPN bank. Its unclear why the collection as been taken off the market […]

25Jan

VISIONS OF CONTEMPORARY CUTS

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 […]

In 2007 the Mina Gallery opened in Middlesbrough, bringing a well needed boast to the cultural area of the city. Only seven years later amend more council cuts to hit many cities in the UK, the previously agreed budget set until 2015 but instead as now changed it’s mind and […]

Occupy Wall street has bought up $14,734,569.87 worth of personal debt for a knock down price of $400,000, freeing individual Americans from what was mostly made up of medical bills. They then went on to ‘abolish’ the debt. “We thought that the ratio would be about 20 to 1,” said Andrew […]

On the BBC international site you can read an interesting article by Georgina adams explaining how the perceived logic of buying into the art market does not automatically generate the worth it is purported to for the buyer. This month a Jeff Koons sculpture of a shiny, giant balloon dog […]

YOU CANNOT AFFORD THIS!, a collaboration between Kasa Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Cuts at CI – Contemporary Istanbul, is an art event that questions current art market practices and the disruptive nature of contemporary digital media. This continues an international theme that Kasa Gallery has addressed during the past year with a […]

25Oct

JACKPOT

JACKPOT
Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2013 to January 15, 2014 Exhibition page: http://museumofcontemporarycuts.org/exhibitions/jackpot Lead Curator: Lanfranco Aceti. Senior Curators: Pat Badani, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Marquard Smith. Curator: Jonathan Munro. Jackpot is an exhibition that, by analyzing the financial gambles of contemporary society, presents the loss of value of the traditional interpretation of the […]

The Video and Digital Arts Festival (VAD) held in Girona will no longer be holding the festival again. The event has been running for ten years, and the continued issues surrounding funding have squeezed another organisation to leave yet more of a cultural gap in our societies. Please find VAD’s […]

Exhibition Dates:  September 27 – October 31, 2013. Artist: Mark Amerika Exhibition page: www.museumofcontemporarycuts.org/exhibitions/precipitations Senior Curator: Lanfranco Aceti Curators: Ozden Sahin, Jonathan Munro We are pleased to announce two new commissioned exhibitions by Mark Amerika that will continue an aesthetic analysis of the theme of Art and Economics. Precipitations will be showcasing Mark Amerika’s […]

As the cuts continue to sweep across Greece there are major questions that should be asked, which increasingly cast doubts on the meaning of European democracy and the actions of the Troika. This is the final piece of music, the Greek national anthem, with which the orchestra salutes the closure […]

What happens to a nation when they have no money left, they cut services and that refers to every service available? The news on Tuesday was that Greece would be stopping all services of the publicly funded broadcasters ERT in a bid to save money. ERT, which began broadcasting in 1938, is funded […]

MoCC and NeMe present A Pound of Flesh, a series of interventions and new artworks by Lanfranco Aceti. The artworks, installations, performances, videos and photographs, focus on the current social crisis and question relationships of power and money. “They are like painters who cover the walls of sinking ships with still lifes. […] […]