SVA MFA Photography, Video and Related Media presents: Artist Talk: TONY CONRAD At the Edges of Art
Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. SVA Visual Arts Theater 333 West 23 Street

The School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department is pleased to announce an artist talk by Tony Conrad. The experimental artist will offer, with his lecture At the Edges of Art, an illustrated survey of his prolific career as a video artist, filmmaker, composer, musician, and writer.

The talk will be followed by an exclusive screening of one of Conrad’s newly edited video pieces, initially shot in the 1970s and 1980s.

As Branden Joseph stated in Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage. A “Minor” History (New York: Zone Books, 2008):

“Tony Conrad is exemplary of the 1960s artist who remains inassimilable to canonic histories. Creator of the “structural” film The Flicker, collaborator on Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures and Normal Love, follower of Henry Flynt’s radical anti-art, member of the Theatre of Eternal Music and the first incarnation of the Velvet Underground, and early associate of Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, and Cindy Sherman, Conrad has significantly impacted cultural developments from minimalism and underground film to “concept art,” postmodern appropriation, and the most sophisticated rock and roll.”

Tony Conrad has showed and performed internationally, in major venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, 2006 Whitney Biennial, Performa 05 and 07, The Kitchen, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; 53rd Venice Biennial; Tate Modern, London; documenta 5, 6 and 9, Kassel; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Rotterdam Film Festival; 8th Lyon Biennial; and Reykjavik Art Museum, among others.

For further information about the artist, please visit:

Greene Naftali Gallery

The event is organized by Beatrice Gross, independent curator, and the MFA Photo, Video and Related Media Department at The School of Visual Arts, NY.

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