Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

2019, Koenig Books
Orange book cover for Tony Conrad: A Retrospective with the title in bold black letters.
2019, Koenig Books

ISBN 9783960983361 Paperback, 7.75 x 11 in. / 304 pgs / 125 color / 125 bw.

Including new texts and Conrad’s own writings about selected works dating from 1966 to 2016, Introducing Tony Conrad surveys the artist’s work in painting, sculpture, film, video, performance, and installation. It includes 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 what he perceived as an emerging culture of surveillance, control and containment.

Edited with text by Cathleen Chaffee. Text 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, Christopher Williams.