Doing the City: Urban Community Interventions
Curated by Michael Cohen
Tony Conrad and his electric ensemble performing:
Early Minimalism: May 1965
80 Washington Square East
Thursday, Nov. 8th, 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Downtown avant-garde music pioneer Tony Conrad will be performing re-interpretations of his classic drone music from the 60's at 80wse with a seven piece electrified orchestra. Conrad was a founding member of the seminal downtown band the Dream Syndicate (along with John Cale, Angus MacLaise, La Monte Young and Marion Zazareela) and is also famed for his Early Minimalist music and structuralist art films. The concert is part of the exhibition "Tony Conrad: Doing the City" which is the first institutional exhibition of Conrad's work in 22 years.
This concert was organized by 80wse curator Michael Cohen
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September 12 - November 3, 2012
*EXTENDED RUN: ON VIEW UNTIL 2 pm, NOVEMBER 10
opening reception: September 12, 2012, 6 - 8 pm
80WSE is proud to present the first institutional solo survey of work by Tony Conrad in 22 years. Tony Conrad is a pioneering American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher and writer, whose work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Documenta, Venice Biennale, Tate Modern, LA Museum of Contemporary Art, and many others. He exhibits at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York and Galerie Daniel Buchholz in Berlin and Cologne. His film The Flicker was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition, The American Century.
In the early 1970s Conrad produced several series of works that severely stretched the limits of “film,” including his cooked and electrocuted films, and the “Yellow Movie” series, which is represented today in numerous museum collections.
Events at 80wse
Performances by Tony Conrad at 80wse
(from "Three Loops for Performers and Tape Recorders")
October 23, 7.30 pm
UPDATE - DUE TO HURRICANCE SANDY, THE 10/30 TONY CONRAD PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8th at 7.30 pm. THANK YOU AND WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. SEE YOU THEN!
Early Minimalism: May 1965
November 8, 7.30 pm
Panel on the work of Tony Conrad
NYU Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant Street
Nov. 9, 2012, 6 - 8 pm
Tony Conrad, Artist
Branden Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University
Andrew Lampert, Curator of Collection, Anthology Film Archives
Tabea Lurke, Professor for Digital Conservation, Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland
Jay Sanders, Curator, Whitney Museum; Faculty, SVA
Moderated by Michael Cohen, Curator, 80wse
Screenings at Anthology Film Archives, in conjunction with Tony Conrad at 80wse
Screenings organized by Andrew Lampert
October 10, 7:30 pm: Rare Cable-access productions by Tony Conrad*
October 11, 7:30 pm: Newly recovered film and video works of Conrad's from the 70s and 80s*
*Hosted by Tony Conrad
October 13, 7:30 pm: Screenings of Early Tony Conrad structuralist films, including THE FLiCKER