Vito Acconci

1940 – 2017

Vito Acconci, ‘Room Situation’ 1970
Room Situation 1970
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Vito Hannibal Acconci (January 24, 1940 – April 27, 2017) was an American designer, landscape architect, performance and installation artist.

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TateShots: Vito Acconci

Pioneer of performance art, Vito Acconci talks about three ground-breaking actions he staged at the Sonnabend Gallery, New York in ...


Architecture+Art: Crossover and Collaboration - Steven Holl and Vito Acconci

Stephen Holl and Vito Acconci's collaboration on the façade of New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture set ...


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Performance art

Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous ...


Vito Acconci, Sonnabend Show Jan 72: Archives 1972

As part of Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art, Jonah Westerman explores Vito Acconci's Sonnabend Show Jan ...
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Bound to fail: Open Systems I

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But is it installation art?

What does the term ‘installation art’ mean? Does it apply to big dark rooms that you stumble into to watch ...


Cruel and tender

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