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Anthology Film Archives Presents Retrospective of Films by Vito Acconci

Vito Acconci
Anthology Film Archives, New York
September 5 – 15, 2019

 

Presented by Anthology Film Archives in New York City from September 5 through September 15, 2019, this extensive overview of Vito Acconci's (b. 1940, New York; d. 2017, New York) moving-image work – encompassing both works made directly for the camera as well as invaluable documentation of some of his seminal activities, situations, and exhibitions – represents a celebration of Acconci’s influence as a progenitor of conceptual-, body-, and interventionist-art.

It is also the culmination of one of Anthology’s most ambitious recent preservation projects: with generous support from the National Film Preservation Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts – and with the close participation of Vito Acconci & Maria Acconci – Anthology embarked on the preservation of 27 of Vito Acconci’s Super-8mm films, some of which were rarely or never shown publicly in his lifetime. Shown within an immersive program design by Acconci Studio for the Maya Deren theater, the series constitutes an incredible opportunity for the re-discovery of seminal works completed during Acconci’s period as a filmmaker.

More information is available in the full press release. To purchase tickets, please visit Anthology's website.

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