Vito AcconciSEEDBED 1972

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Artist
Vito Acconci (born 1940)
Title
SEEDBED
Date 1972
Medium3 works on paper, photographs, ink and printed papers
Dimensionssupport: 851 x 1233 mm support: 663 x 1295 mm support: 772 x 1544 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Billstone Foundation 2009
Reference
T13176
Not on display

Summary

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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