Exhibition

Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio

19 Nov. 2004 to 14 Feb. 2005

Vito Acconci

Vito Acconci "Air Time", 1973

  • Fecha:
    15 July - 17 Oct. 2004
    Lugar:
    Musée de Beaux Arts de Nantes
  • Fecha:
    01 Oct. 2005 - 15 Jan. 2006
    Lugar:
    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • Fecha:
    14 Apr. - 05 June 2005
    Lugar:
    CAAM

The exhibition on the work of Vito Acconci (New York, 1940) held at MACBA in 2005 explored the extremely personal career of the artist, from his earliest days as a poet in the latest seventies up until his most recent interventions in public space.

Although Acconci initially conceived the blank page as a discursive space on which to set down his radical poetic interventions, he soon began to find this format stifling and he set out to explore the city. In Following Piece (1969) he would go out on the streets each day and follow one person chosen at random, until they disappeared into a private space. This was the first in a long series of performances that featured the artist himself and were documented in the form of photographs, films and sound works. Many of his actions developed into installations that took place in galleries, which became the stage for his increasingly distinctive reflections on the boundaries between artist and audience, object and event, and public and private spheres.

Although he never totally abandoned his links to writing, in the late seventies Acconci began to devise extendable, mobile structures and used them to once again occupy the street and disrupt the conventions of public space. Since 1988, the Vito Acconci Studio has undertaken numerous architectural projects that help to redefine the uses and functions of the urban environment.

Related Activities

Lecture led by Vito Acconci

Data inici:
26 Jan. 2005
Horari:
Espai:
Auditori Meier
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