Category: Arts Administration
A new art exhibit in Athens, Greece is being curated by Metropolitan College Arts Administration Program Director Lanfranco Aceti. Held at the Kalfayan Galleries, “Remains of a Summer Bliss” is the work of Greek-born, London-based artist Bill Balaskas, who Aceti calls “one of the most exciting, politically and socially engaged artists working in Europe today.”
Read more about the exhibit here.
Modern expressions of social and political unrest are examined in a new piece of performance art being backed by the Metropolitan College Arts Administration program. “The Body of the People,” curated by Arts Administration Program Director Lanfranco Aceti, is a new audio-visual installation set to be unveiled September 29 at Boston’s Old South Meeting House.
The product of artist and researcher Jenny Marketou, Aceti describes the “Silver Lining” installation as “not just about a critique of the dystopia of the contemporary media technologies, but a way of pointing to a balanced and more integrated perspective—beyond the optimism of the futurists and the apocalyptic landscapes of digital dystopia.”
Read more about “Silver Lining” at the Arts Administration website
L.A. Re.Play: Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking, presented by Metropolitan College Arts Administration Program Director Lanfranco Aceti together with Prof. Hana Iverson, Prof. Mimi Sheller, and artist and curator Jenny Marketou, explores the developing influence of mobile technology on the way people perceive their society, community, and general sense of place.
Richard Maloney, assistant professor and director ad interim of arts administration, is a panelist for “Teaching and Learning Cultural Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century,” the European Network of Cultural Administration Training Center’s (ENCATC) Fifth Annual Policy Debate. The event will be held this summer in Brussels.
Source: ENCATC.org 06.2015
At age 7, Adash Alphons (MET’13) was tossed out of school for doodling in class. Today, this graduate of BU’s Arts Administration master’s program is founder and executive director of the renowned ProjectArt—and a CNN Hero.
Source: CNN.com 05.28.15
by Lanfranco Aceti
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:00-3:00 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109
The complexity of the contemporary social and economic crises has created a new scenario in which networks, audiences and their behaviors become assets to be cultivated, harvested and sold. What are the challenges that artists, curators, producers and institutions face in a cultural climate in which obstacles increasingly appear as insurmountable and in which international branding is paramount to success? What is there to be done when traditional methodologies and practices no longer produce the desired outcomes? How do we respond to challenges when in the current globalized practices no one is an island and we all have become intertwined in the blurred boundaries of ‘virtual’ social lives that affect and shape our ‘real’ lives? In this context in flux, where challenges and opportunities abound, it becomes imperative to understand and engage with change by experimenting, testing and leading in order to develop the best management and fundraising practices that will enable a new generation of artists, curators, producers and institutions in the creative industries to thrive.
Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator and is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc. He is the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology) and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts). He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, department of Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; and is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST). He has lectured internationally including Harvard University, MIT and the Royal College of Art and exhibited widely as a curator and as an artist. Recently he has exhibited Who the People? at the Chetams’ Library and Museum. His artworks are in private and public collections.
Given the challenges of balancing grad school and other responsibilities, it’s important to be committed right from the start. That’s the advice Richard G. Maloney, PhD, assistant professor and director ad interim of Metropolitan College’s Arts Administration Program gives prospective students in the 2015 issue of Graduate College & Universities. “In my experience, self-awareness and self-management are the key,” he says. “You have to understand what your needs are and respect yourself and your needs enough to advocate for them.” Elsewhere in the article “Top 10 Tips for Juggling Family, Work, and Grad School,” Dr. Maloney suggests a strategy for when a workplace problem makes studying difficult: “If (the issue) is somewhat connected to the material in class, ask your professor if you can present it to the class for discussion. Your classmates will get to practice applying their business skills to a ‘real’ problem and may come up with a potential solution.”
Photo: flickr/Harvey Barrison
By Richard Maloney
Thursday, February 19, 2015
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109
Rich is Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Director ad interim of the Arts Administration program where he teaches classes in performing arts management, fundraising, internship, the art world and comparative cultural policy. As a professional musician, he has played lute, lavta, guitar, and hand percussion with several Boston area early music ensembles. As an administrator, he served as General Manager of the Boston Camerata and worked for the Boston Early Music Festival and New England Conservatory. He holds a B.A. from Bates College, a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, a Graduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music, an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University. His scholarship examines how and why smaller municipalities pursue cultural economic development as an urban regeneration strategy. From 2008-2014, he served on the board of directors of the Association of Arts Administration Educators. He currently serves on the board of directors of European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers, the world’s largest association of arts administration faculty members, and MassCreative, the leading arts advocacy organization in Massachusetts.
With Dr. Susan Erenrich
Friday, January 30, 2015
2:15 to 3:00 p.m.
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109
Introduced by Eric Braude
Dr. Erenrich is a social movement history documentarian. She uses the arts for social change to tell stories about transformational leadership, resilience and societal shifts as a result of mobilization efforts by ordinary citizens. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and an M.A. in Performing Arts from American University. Susan is the founder/Executive Director of the Cultural Center for Social Change. In that role she has created projects which have brought to life images of social movement history long forgotten while offering new and thoughtful perspectives on issues never fully addressed. Her publications include “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement;” “Kent & Jackson State 1970-1990″; and a forthcoming anthology, “Too Many Martyrs.” Susan has extensive performance, choreography and production experience. She serves on the editorial board of the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed International Journal and is an associate editor for Common Ground – The Arts Collection. She currently teaches at NYU and American University.