Acconci Gets In on the Ground Floor

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vito Acconci's Corian "Lobby-For-the-Time-Being" at the Bronx Museum

What do kitchen counter tops, shower-wall cladding, and the Grand Concourse have in common? Corian, of course. Thanks to performance-artist-turned-designer (and Bronx native) Vito Acconci and Acconci Studio designers Adam Jakubowski and Bradley Rothenberg, the Bronx Museum can now boast its very own DuPont fabricated sculpture. Acconci’s large, porous installation is titled Lobby-For-The-Time-Being and provides an imaginative, fabric-like reconsideration of the now ubiquitous polymer, originally developed in 1967 to replace human bones. In what seems like the most recent installment in a worldwide series of Corian-centric, site-specific sculpture, Lobby-For-The-Time-Being incorporates seating (take that Philadelphia), as well as lighting and projections by Taylor Levy and Che-Wei Wang. Technically, Acconci’s first foray into architecture was way back in 1971, the year the
Bronx Museum opened. Though it’s unlikely anyone remembers Seedbed for its central wooden structure…

4 Responses to “Acconci Gets In on the Ground Floor”

  1. Kurt says:

    another reason to visit the Bronx!

  2. sandy says:

    Looks great! Want to see it again!

  3. Mitch Waife says:

    Lots of innovations. A new age of design that includes the best work around the world.

    This is the future, we should give this more attention and support..

  4. Christine says:

    Hi Robert, thank you for sharing the “Lobby-For-The-Time-Being” exhibit with your readers. We are proud Vito Acconci and Acconci Studio’s talented designers chose to work with Corian(r). This stunning installation truly showcases the versatility and strength of Corian(r). Christine from DuPont

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