LEA at Chelsea College

Experimenting, Curating and Commissioning
LEA, a Case for Art Experimentation in The Age of Social Media

5:30 – 7:00pm
Thursday 27th September 2012
Red Room
Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

A presentation by Lanfanco Aceti, followed by a conversation with David Garcia, September 27, 2012.
LEA at Chelsea College for the CCW Graduate School Public Research Program.

The current technological developments are re-designing the socio-political landscape within a complex economic context, obliging the art institutions and artists to re-thing old methodologies and find new approaches. The Leonardo Electronic Almanac, under the directorship of Lanfranco Aceti, is responding to these technological challenges with re-newed commitment by creating a series of international synergies that allow multiple project collaborations. Kasa Gallery in Istanbul, Goldsmiths College, Chelsea College, the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Monash University and FACT are some of the institutions that by collaborating are developing new curatorial approaches, art commissions and publications to pursue an integrated and visible approach in the development and testing of creative ideas.

The Leonardo Digital Media Platform founded and directed by Lanfranco Aceti sees the participation and support as senior curators of Christiane Paul and Vince Dziekan.

Short Biography: Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, Department of Art and Computing; 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 was the Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul and works as gallery director atKasa Gallery in Istanbul. He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. His work has been published in Leonardo, Routledge and Art Inquiry and his interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection between digital arts, visual culture and new media technologies.

Lanfranco Aceti is also the founder and director of the LEA Digital Media Platform and of the research center ORADST (Operational Research in Art, Design, Science and Technology) to be launched in 2013.