The Easel

Vito Acconci, Transgressive Progenitor of Performance Art, Dies at 77

Acconci’s renown came particularly from an eight year period of work up to 1976. His performance art pieces were odd – and thought provoking. Moving on to architecture (which he preferred) he said “What I never wanted in art … was viewers … I wanted an interaction.” One critic’s summation – “one of the most unusual, superb, and trailblazing careers in postwar American art.” A background video (11 min) is here.