Vito Acconci

1940 · United States

Artist biography

Vito Acconci is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in the United States. Vito Acconci was born in 1940. Also born in the United States around 1940 and of the same generation are Chuck Close, Robert Mappelthorpe, Bruce Nauman, Laurie Andersen and Barbara Kruger.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Vito Acconci's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like Switzerland, Italy, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Galleria Fumagalli and Galleria Michela Rizzo in Italy, and Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland. Vito Acconci most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Pace London in the United Kingdom (26 August 2019 until 13 September 2019) with the exhibition Acconci Studio. Vito Acconci's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; GDM | Paris in France (17 May 2019 - 14 June 2019) with the name Pas de printemps pour MARNIE and New Galerie in France (25 January 2019 - 29 March 2019) with the name WHO CARES. Vito Acconci's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Photosquences and took place at Osart in Milan, Italy from the 28 March 2018 to 25 May 2018.

Vito Acconci in private collections

On Artland Vito Acconci's art can be found in the following collection: Brad Bose which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Bruno Augsburger, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of United States

The US, particularly New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art hub came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are influential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally acclaimed U.S artists of the contemporary period age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Vito Acconci

Born in 1940, Vito Acconci was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Vito Acconci

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 10

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