Acconci Studio founder Vito Acconci, one of America's foremost conceptual artists, will give this year's first Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) artist's presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Room N52-390.
Acconci, who began as a poet in the early 1960s, started in the mid-1970s producing audio and video installations that turned exhibition spaces into community meeting places. More recently, he has been creating large-scale architectural projects.
Acconci's latest projects explore the difference between public and private space and seek to invent a new kind of architecture that is fluid, changeable and portable. At the CAVS, he and contributing members of Acconci Studio, a theoretical design and building workshop he formed in 1988, will talk about how they work and discuss several upcoming projects, in a rare appearance as a group.
Subsequent CAVS presentations this fall will be made by Canadian artist Christina Mackie (Oct. 25) and the Danish artists' group N55 (Nov. 15).