Oral history interview with Vito Acconci, 2008 June 21-28

Acconci, Vito Hannibal , b. 1940
Sculptor, Video artist, Designer, Performance artist, Installation artist, Architect
Active in New York, N.Y.

Size: Sound recording, master: 4 sound discs (5 hr., 2 min.) digital; 2 5/8 in.

Collection Summary: An interview of Vito Acconci conducted 2008 June 21 and 28, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Studio Milo, 20 Jay St., in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note: Interviewee Vito Acconci (1940- ) is an installation artist, designer, and architect in Brooklyn, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is a former director of iCI in New York, N.Y. Acconci taught at Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and currently teaches at Brooklyn College.

This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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