Tony Conrad: Again and Again
Online lecture by Tabea Lurk


Friday, May 29, 2020, 7 pm
Show and Tell #10
Tony Conrad: Again and Again
Online lecture by Tabea Lurk, Art historian, Basel (in German language)
with a welcome by Nikola Dietrich, Director Kölnischer Kunstverein

Inspired by the parcours of the TONY CONRAD exhibition at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, the lecture will show monographic connections. References inherent in the exhibited works are explained. In addition, the US-American artist, who died in 2016, will once again have his say on the basis of his video works, statements and interviews.

Tony Conrad’s relatively late fame as a gallery or museum artist, which shaped his last years, does not seem to be waning even four years after his death. New ways of reading can still be found, the vitality of the late works still has a convincing effect, and the films of the late 1960s, the videographic works of the 1970s and 1980s, and the musical settings that permeate all phases of life still evoke an era that is partly past, partly continued by others. The artist’s video work forms the starting point for these reflections.

Tabea Lurk studied art history and media theory and wrote her doctorate on Tony Cornad’s video work. After her traineeship at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (2004-2006), she worked at the Hochschule der Künste Bern from 2006-2015. Since August 2015 she has been head of the media library at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW Basel.

The exhibition TONY CONRAD is extended until July 12, 2020.

Image: Tony Conrad, Berlin 2011, CC-BY: Tabea Lurk

The program is part of the exhibition TONY CONRAD.

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