Vito Acconci: Performance Documentation & Photoworks, 1969–1973

January 6 — February 17, 2001

This exhibition presented a remarkable collection of performance documentation and original photoworks of and by the seminal body/performance artist, Vito Acconci. Notorious and revered, Acconci was an enormous influence on both the American and European art scenes during the period of these profound and, at times, outrageous performances, most of which occurred in the compressed time frame of 1969 through 1973. His process, focusing on the concepts of self and identity, involved many phases and media, including poetry, body art, performance, installation, sculpture, video and film. The exhibition at Ubu Gallery was divided into two categories: the first consisted of the documentary photographs of performances, either before audiences or in private, while the second was the “environment” photographs that were made solely as photoworks.

PRESS
The New York Times / Art in Review / February 9, 2001 / Kay Larson
The New York Post / Culture / January 8, 2001 / James Gardner / 1 reproduction
New York Magazine / Cue Art (“Happening”) / January 22, 2001 / 1 reproduction
The Art Newspaper / Gallery Commentary / February 2001 / Thea Westreich
NYArts / Review / February 2001 / Eric Fabianich
Italian Tribune / New York News / February 8, 2001 / 1 reproduction
The Art Newspaper / Features: Artist’s Interview / July–August 2002 / Adrian Dannatt
The New York Art World / A Closer Look / Mary Hrbacek / 2 reproductions

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