Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective


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Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Author/Editor: Tony Conrad


Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Editor: Cathleen Chaffee

Edited with text by Cathleen Chaffee. Includes texts by Rachel Adams, Vera Alemani, Constance DeJong, Diedrich Diederichsen, Anthony Elms, David Grubbs, Henriette Huldisch, Branden W. Joseph, Andrew Lampert, Christopher Müller, Annie Ochmanek, Tony Oursler, Tina Rivers Ryan, Jay Sanders, Paige Sarlin and Christopher Williams.

Throughout his six-decade career, Tony Conrad (1940–2016) forged a unique path through numerous artistic movements and a vast range of cultural forms, from Fluxus to rock music, from structural film to public access television. Published on the occasion of the first large-scale museum survey devoted to works Conrad presented in museum and gallery settings, this richly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth introduction to Conrad’s life and career.

Including new texts and Conrad’s own writings about selected works dating from 1966—2016, Introducing Tony Conrad surveys the artist’s work in painting, sculpture, film, video, performance and installation. Topics include the artist’s early structural films; projects in which he treated film as a sculptural and performative material; his series of Invented Acoustical Tools, presented as sculptures themselves; his ambitious films about power relations, set in the military and in prison; and his final sculptures and installations, which evoke and critique the emerging culture of surveillance, control and containment.

304 pages. Published 2019 by Koenig Books

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Weight 53.6 oz
Dimensions 7.6 × 1.4 × 11 in