Vito Acconci

(15.5-16.5.2011, See events and timetable below, )

Vito Acconci , 15-16 May, 2011

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem
Hamidrasha College School of Art, Beit Berl

Are proud to announce the arrival of  Renowned artist  Vito Acconci for a series of Talks, presentations, panel discussion and meeting with students and colleagues

Initiator & Artistic Director: Naomi Lev

12:30   Yaffo 23 Art Space is hosting for a lecture:
  "Borders and Space, Poetry Art Architecture"
Auditorium 222, Bezalel Academy
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem
  Open to the Public
20:00   Bezalel MFA Program is hosting an Open Talk & Presentation:
  "Art in the Public and Private Sphere,
  the Viewer as a Participator"
  Arison Hall, 7 Sa’adia HaGaon Street, Tel Aviv
Open to the public, limited seats available please sign in advance:


11:00  Bezalel Architecture Department is hosting for a panel discussion:
  "Extention and Methodology in Art and Architecture"
  Architecture Department, 1 Bezalel st., Jerusalem
  Open to the Public
17:30  Hamidrasha College is hosting for a lecture &
  Roundtable discussion: "Turning One's Back to Art"
  Hamidrasha College, Beit Berl
  Open to the Public

About the Artist
Vito Acconci is a renowned artist and one of the most influential and revolutionary figures in Conceptual art of our times. He has exhibited all across the globe, in places such as: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA, The Brooklyn Museum, NY, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain and more
Acconci began his career as a poet in New York in the 60’s, editing 0 TO 9 Magazine with Bernadette Mayer, investigating text, boundaries and space.
In the 70’s Acconci has transformed himself into a performance and video artist using photography, film, video, and performance to investigate the boundaries of body and space, the performer and the viewer. His works have made a significant and revolutionary impact in the realm of Conceptual Art in the 70’s.

Later on Mr. Acconci expanded his metier into the world of audio/visual installations. His exhibition “Public Spaces” at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York has been a leap toward the founding of Acconci Studio in 1988, in collaboration with young artist, designers and architects. Recently, the artist has focused on architecture and landscape design that integrates public and private space. The Studio, which is located in Brooklyn, NY, is a base where together they create projects, installations and structures worldwide.
He has taught at many institutions, including California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Cooper Union; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Yale University; and the Parsons School of Design, and has won numerous prizes for his creations and achievements.