Vito Acconci

Vito Acconci is a Brooklyn based performance and installation artist who was born in the Bronx in 1940. He received his B.A. in literature from the College of the Holy Cross and an MFA in Literature and Poetry from the University of Iowa. Although Acconci began as a literary artist, he soon moved into the realm of film and photography where he seeks to create a dialogue between the camera and the body. His work is considered a classic example of what we now consider to be conceptual art.

I am honestly not quite sure how I feel about Acconci’s work. I appreciate some of his works such as ‘City of Words’ and ‘Crash’ for their aesthetic appeal and the unique fusion of text and imagery in a composition. His video work does not strike a real chord with me, but his work in architecture really fascinates me because it seems so whimsical in nature and forward thinking.