Vito Acconci, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Mezzanine Gallery, Halifax, 1970

Duration: December 117, 1970

Dimensions: 10.2 x 20.4 cm

Further Information:

Further Links: A description of the exhibition Accessibilities is available via the archive of Nova Scotia College of Art & Design: nscad.cairnrepo.org/. Many video works by Vito Acconci can be seen in full length via http://ubu.com/film/acconci.html.

Images: All images from this invitation and other examples of Vito Acconci’s invitations and work are part of the Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

 

Vito Acconci


Vito Acconci, who taught at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, did two exhibitions at the Mezzanine gallery space. A year after his Accessibilities show, Acconci created a flyer for his second show in 1971 that contained a description of what will happen in the event of his death during a flight from New York to Halifax, of which he was afraid.

Vito Acconci, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax 1971 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Vito Acconci, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, 1971 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Typical for Acconci’s exhibition invitations, also the flyer for his 1970 performance Room Situation at Gain Ground contained a simple, typewritten description of what will happen during the performance.

Vito Acconci, "Room Situation", Gain Ground, New York 1970 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Vito Acconci, Room Situation, Gain Ground, New York, 1970 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Below are descriptions and notes by Vito Acconci published along his exhibition at John Gibson in New York in 1971, addressing subjects and notions around performance that he was concerned with at the time, including Accessibility, Action, Strategy and Interaction.


Below is an invitation to CARP for Acconci’s show Pornography in the Classroom in Los Angeles in 1975.

Vito Acconci, CARP, Los Angeles 1975 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Vito Acconci, CARP, Los Angeles 1975 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Below is an invite to Acconci’s film series at Artists Space in New York in 1976.

Vito Acconci, Artists Space, New York 1976 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Vito Acconci, Artists Space, New York, 1976 (invitation); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin