In Recognition: Vito Acconci
Wednesday December 13, 2017 – Wednesday January 3, 2018
Throughout his life of visionary experimentation, Vito Acconci defied art, architecture, & all labels that society has produced. His boundary-defying work includes the facade of the building that Storefront has called home for the past 22 years.
Thank you, Vito.
From December 13th to 23rd, we invite you to pay homage to Vito Acconci. An installation designed by Acconci Studio on the walls of Storefront for Art and Architecture’s gallery space serves as a message board for friends and visitors.
From December 24th to January 3rd, the gallery space will remain lit, with windows along the facade offering views into this space of words that recognize Vito Acconci.
For the duration of the installation, visitors will also encounter a sound work, YOU ARE HERE (& there, too, etc), a 3 1/2 hour recording of a reading by Vito Acconci that narrates Storefront’s programmatic history in chronological order from 1982-2013. The piece was commissioned by Storefront for its 30th anniversary.
Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.