Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vito Acconci 3/31

VITO ACCONCI, Words/ Action/ Architecture

Presented by the Technology and Society Lecture Series at Mills College
Wednesday March 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm, Littlefield Concert Hall, Music Building

Please join Mills in welcoming artist Vito Acconci Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7:30pm in the Littlefield Concert Hall, (located in the Music Building) at Mills College.

Vito Acconci’s design and architecture stems from his work as a writer and visual artist. His performances in the 70’s helped shift art from object to interactions between the artist and viewer. His installations treated visitors to the gallery/museum not as viewers but as inhabitants of and participants in a public space. By the late 80’s his work had crossed over, and he formed Acconci Studio. The operations of Acconci Studio emerged from computer-thinking, and mathematical and biological models in which they treated architecture as occasions for activity and made spaces fluid, changeable, and portable. They have recently completed an artificial island in Graz, a clothing store in Tokyo, and an elevated subway-station in Coney Island. Currently, Acconci Studio is building a perimeter in Toronto and a street that runs through a building in Indianapolis. They are also working on a three-story building in Milan, a bridge-system and park near Delft, and an amphitheatre in Stavanger.

This event is free and open to the public

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