Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
From his early experiences working with the artist Jack Smith in the early 1960s to his later investigations with film’s sculptural and performative properties, Tony Conrad’s contributions to filmmaking were emblematic of the artist’s experimental and wide-ranging career. This film series is in conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania from February 1 – August 11. The program brings together a selection of Conrad’s films, from the structural works of the 1960s to videos made for public access television in the 1990s, and extends to fellow travelers such as Tony Oursler, Paul Shartis, and Lary 7, offering a glimpse into the artist’s interests in challenging the boundaries of artistic genre. Artist Tony Oursler, friend and collaborator of Tony Conrad, will be in attendance on March 12 to share a selection of films, photographs, and personal effects that speak to the close artistic relationship between the artists and their contributions to film and visual art.
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