4.01.2008

My Day Job

Vito Acconci - Theme Song Preview (1993)


I started working for Vito Acconci & Acconci Studio in Dumbo as their Archivist/Librarian. The opportunity to work with a living legend in the world of art is incredible. Often time the archives I process and work with has materials which have a huge question mark stamped on it. With this archive, I have the original source as a resource, as a reference, and that is something very uncommon and unique

Vito Acconci's work is prolific and commonly known as an important figure of the Conceptual Art movement in the the 1970s experimenting with various media such as performance, video, body art, literature, and other media deemed untraditional. His work has been exhibited worldwide in museums and galleries such as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the CEntro Gellego de Art Contemporanea, Santaigo de Campostela in Spain, the Stroom at the Hague in the Netherlands, Barbara Gladstone and many others.

Since the late 1980s, Vito Acconci has been working under the collective name of Acconci Studio with other talented architects and designers. I have been working with both art documents & papers that pertain the the artist's work that date back to the 1970s and architectural/design papers of the Studio from the late 1980s to the present.




Here are some links to learn more about Vito Acconci's oeuvre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vito_Acconci

http://www.designboom.com/eng/interview/acconci.html


http://www.ubu.com/film/acconci.html


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