Vito AcconciOverall Show 1972

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Vito Acconci (born 1940)
Overall Show
Date 1972
Medium5 works on paper, photographs, ink and printed papers
Dimensionssupport: 940 x 1747 mm support: 822 x 1524 mm support: 675 x 1524 mm support: 1497 x 675 mm support: 405 x 810 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Billstone Foundation 2009
Not on display


Sonnabend Show Jan 72: Archives is a major work comprising documentation of three linked performance installations Acconci presented at the Sonnabend Gallery, New York in January 1972. The project consists of four parts, each of which is a multi-panel work comprising photographs, drawings and notes. Three of the four sections describe and illustrate the specific performances, titled Seedbed, Transference Zone and Supply Room respectively. An overview section describes the genesis of the three performances.

At the time of Acconci’s 1972 exhibition, the Sonnabend Gallery had three exhibition spaces: two main galleries and a smaller transition area next to the reception desk. When he began planning his exhibition, Acconci conceived of separate live actions to activate each of these spaces. Each performance was conducted at certain times during the run of the three-week show… (read more)

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