Out of Storage – the Sunday documentaries A documentary is screened at Out of Storage every Sunday at 11.30 am. These documentaries focus on artists from the exhibition.
Vito Acconci in Conversation at Acconci Studio, New York
Length: 78 minutes
English without subtitles
Vito Acconci In Conversation At Acconci Studio, New York features a conversation between the artist and architect Vito Acconci and students at the University of Pennsylvania. During the 2007-2008 academic year, students in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania explored Vito Acconci’s engagement with the experience of power, understood through the activation of specific bounded zones. These have included the page, streets in New York, a basement, galleries, and public environments. Acconci’s earliest forays into the realm of architecture in the 1980s marked a major shift in his work from an emphasis on the individual body – often his own – to the social body in an urban context. At the same time, the artist’s focus on architecture, the built environment, and relevant social systems has emerged as a natural extension of his earlier interests in idiomatic language, the boundaries of the body, and the delineations between private and public spaces.