Vito Acconci Artist Lecture

Vito Acconci

Everything I Know Will Be Yours: Surveillance In Plein Air

Monday, September 28, 2015 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

Free and Open to the Public



The influential, provocative and often radical art-making practices of Vito Acconci have earned him international recognition. Acconci has been a vital presence in contemporary art since the late 1960s; his confrontational and ultimately political works have evolved from writing through conceptual art, bodyworks, performance, film, video, multimedia installation and architectural sculpture. In the 1970s, Acconci produced a body of conceptual, performance-based video works that retain an astonishing originality and force more than thirty years later. Acconci used video as a vehicle for an intimate expression of self through the other, exploiting both the inherent immediacy and mediation of the technology.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will be opening the doors at 7:15pm. An overflow room with a live feed will be available.

This lecture is co-presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Surveillance Democracies, and the Department of Art Practice Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

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