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. […] […]

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 […]

26May

DETROIT TOLD TO SELL ART COLLECTION TO PAY OFF CITY DEBTS

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 […]

Exhibition Dates: June 14 – July 31, 2013 Artist: Paolo Cirio Exhibition page: http://museumofcontemporarycuts.org/exhibitions/decoding-the-flow Senior Curator: Lanfranco Aceti Associate Curator: Vince Dziekan Curators: Ozden Sahin, Jonathan Munro “Let us recall that ‘decoding’ does not signify the state of a flow whose code is understood (compris) (deciphered, translatable, assimilable), but, in a more radical […]

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 […]

02Apr

UK COUNCIL TO SELL SCULPTURE TO PAY DEBTS

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 […]