A legendary figure of the New York art and music worlds, Tony Conrad (born 1940) has traversed experimental film, drone music, minimalist video and writing over the course of his career. In each, he has met with equal success: in music, he was a member of The Dream Syndicate, he played alongside Lou Reed in The Primitives and, more recently, he has composed string music using just intonation; in film, he redefined the boundaries of structural filmmaking through works such as The Flicker and Yellow Movies. Recently, Conrad has turned to researching and writing about topics as varied as traditional Western music and mathematical principles, both ancient and modern. Tony Conrad: Writings is the first book to collect this wide range of texts, some of which have never before been published, which illuminate the influences upon his work and address his theories about art and music.
Published by 80WSE Press. Edited by Michael Cohen. Text by Tony Conrad, Branden Joseph, Andrew Lampert, Tabea Lurke, Jay Sanders. Interview by Michael Cohen.
Tony Conrad: Doing the City is the first monograph printed to cover this pioneering film, video, music and installation artist's oeuvre of the last 50 years. The copiously illustrated, full-color catalogue includes essays by noted Columbia University art historian and Conrad scholar Branden Joseph; Whitney Museum Performance Curator and 2012 Whitney Biennial Curator Jay Sanders; filmmaker and Anthology Film Archives Curator Andrew Lampert; Swiss digital archivist Tabea Lurke; as well as an in-depth interview between Conrad and exhibition curator Michael Cohen examining Conrad's life and career. The catalogue also includes a bonus DVD disc, Tony Conrad: Live at 80wse. This disc includes live performances of Conrad's classic minimalist works "Chant" and "Early Minimalism: May 1965," as well as a lengthy video conversation with Conrad as he walks through his old haunts in the Lower East Side. This volume is a distillation, documentation and expansion of the acclaimed exhibition and series of concerts and educational lectures of the same name which was held at NYU's 80WSE Gallery in 2012.
PUBLISHER 80WSE Press
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 11 x 9.5 in. / 80 pgs / 69 color / 12 bw / 12 duotone / DVD (NTSC).
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/31/2014 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 177
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781938922596FLAT40 List Price: $25.00 CDN $34.50
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Published by Greene Naftali/Galerie Daniel Buchholz. Edited by Christopher Müller, Jay Sanders. Text by Diedrich Diederichsen, Tony Conrad.
This first monograph on the legendary artist, filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad documents his seminal Yellow Movie project of the early 1970s. Published to accompany Conrad's recent one-person exhibition at New York's Greene Naftali Gallery and Galerie Bucholz, Cologne, it includes an introductory note by Conrad, a new text by Diedrich Diederichsen and comprehensive documentation of all the Yellow Movies still in existence. Art in America's David Coggins described the project in 2007: "Yellow Movies, a series of works from the early 1970s by pioneering filmmaker Tony Conrad, initially appears to be nothing more than white squares enclosed by black borders painted on large sheets of paper. Yet these casual paintings, roughly the size of old home-movie screens, are formed by latex house paint that slowly yellows over time, creating what are essentially unhurried photographic exposures. Conrad sought to make abstract films that would last a lifetime, and there's a discreet thrill to knowing that what you're seeing is changing, invisibly, before your eyes."
PUBLISHER Greene Naftali/Galerie Daniel Buchholz
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 76 pgs / 45 col / 7 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/30/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 96
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783000244322TRADE List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00