AFA Preservation: Vito Acconci

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
September 5 - 15, 2019 7:30 PM

This extensive overview (11 programs) of Vito Acconci’s moving-image work – encompassing both works made directly for the camera as well as invaluable documentation of some of his seminal performances and exhibitions – represents a major celebration of Acconci’s career. It is also the culmination of one of Anthology Film Archives’s most ambitious recent preservation projects: with generous support from the National Film Preservation Foundation, we embarked on the preservation of 27 of Acconci’s Super-8mm films, many of which were rarely if ever shown publicly in the artist’s lifetime. A collaboration between Anthology Film Archives, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), and the Acconci Studio.