Digital Queers

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Digital Queers is a project that focuses on the role that social media play in re-framing the discourse around gender identities. Is it true that the LGBT community have embraced digital technology more readily and more consciously than other groups? Is this a reflection of specific cultural approaches or is it linked to other factors determined by environmental and social […]

Digital Mediterranean

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The Digital Mediterranean is a research project that focuses on the following questions: What is the recent history of video art and digital media art in Turkey and the wider Mediterranean? What evolutions and trends are presented by artists, curators and cultural operators? How do these trends differentiate artists, curators and cultural operators’ aesthetic practices in the wider global context? […]

Sound Curating

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Sound Curating is a research cluster initiated and led by Lanfranco Aceti and Morten Søndergaard. This is a research group that has already spearheaded several international events, most recently the Sound Curating seminar at ZKM, and the Sound Art Curating conference at Goldsmiths College and the Courtauld Institute. The research theme focuses on the role that sound, and art sounds […]

Contemporary Arts and Culture (CAC)

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Contemporary Arts and Culture (CAC) is a new publication founded and directed by Lanfranco Aceti. CAC also represents a practice based research study and reflection on contemporary publishing practices and methodologies that challenge traditional frameworks for academic and fine art publishing. The contemporary and multiple demands on artists, academics, critics and curators require a rethinking of publishing methodologies that are […]

Art Imaging

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Art Imaging and Imagining is a process of creation that moves beyond the traditional boundaries set by artificial academic taxonomies in the fine arts. Art Imaging and Imagining brings back into the fine arts the ‘blue sky’ research and investigations that explore and delve at the intersections of art, science, technology and culture. What are the contemporary evolutions and trends in […]

Art and Economics

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Art and Economics in a Time of Crisis is one of the research areas and research clusters developed by OCR. In particular, The Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC), a new international museum founded by Lanfranco Aceti, is a platform to exhibit and promote analysis and discourses on the impact that the current economic crisis has on the arts, artists and […]

Media Exhibitions Platform (MEP)

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The Media Exhibition Platform (MEP), founded and directed by Lanfranco Aceti, is an internationally curated and refereed exhibition space. MEP is a curatorial platform for research and analyses in contemporary art and culture that focus on the experimental and the researched. What does it mean to curate and create artworks in a social media context of dispersed imageries and discursive […]