The Museum Lobby features an early conceptual audio work by the influential performance, video and installation artist Vito Acconci. Titled Under-History Lessons (1976), the work is a series of short lessons with the artist portraying both the teacher and the students. From Lesson 1: Let's Believe We're in This Together to the final Lesson 12: Let's be Oppressed, Acconci riffs on the ideological underpinnings of American education and society.
Face-Off, 1972 (still)
Image courtesy of Video Data Bank, Chicago
Audio courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix, New York