Vito Acconci | the artist




The artist Vito Acconci
Born 1940, Bronx, New York, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Style and technique of the artist: Architecture, Sculpture Objects, Conceptual Art, Sound Art,

Vito Acconci is a key late twentieth-century pioneer of performance, video, installation and the exploration of architectural space. His work has expanded art’s boundaries, moving beyond the gallery or museum into shared public spaces. Initially a poet, Acconci began making Conceptual art in the late 1960s.


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his father, an italian imigrant, introduced him to the arts (and the art of living) taking him to museums and opera houses. he received a B.A. in literature from holy cross college and an M.F.A. in literature and poetry from the university of iowa. until 1968 his work was in a context of writing and poetry. acconci was interested in the space of the page, a structure within which the reader and writer could move through. he made his first visual artworks by combining photographs with texts to document task-oriented activities…
Vito Acconci: "I think of art as having a kind of instrumental use. The word exists, the category exists, so it does have a place. So when I say ‘make art,’ I don’t mean a kind of-a kind of self-enclosed art, but I mean art as this kind of instrument in the world."…
Acconci Studio
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Interview with the artist


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