The Guardian looks at Anish Kapoor’s work with the developers of Vantablack, and the artist’s attempts to utilize the occasionally difficult material in the creation of new work. “[Vantablack] is very technical. It needs like a furnace – pressure and heat – before this material can do what it does, [which is] become super black,” Kapoor says. “It’s necessarily a collaboration between them and me. I say, ‘C’mon guys – we can make it bigger and we can make it applicable in others ways.’”
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Brooklyn, New York
Acconci Studio, Brooklyn, NY
College of the Holy Cross BA, Worcester, MA
University of Iowa MFA, Iowa City
Crash by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
By the 1980s, Acconci explored more proto-architectural constructions, moving out of the traditional gallery space into more open, dialogical, public space. In 1988 he formed Acconci Studio, an architecture and landscaping firm, with a group of other architects. Acconci Studio, based in Brooklyn, continues to design public buildings.
City of Words, Lithograph by Vito Acconci, image via Wikipedia
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