Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective Related Events

Tony Conrad making field recordings, Atlanta, 1965
Tony Conrad making field recordings, Atlanta, 1965. Image courtesy Tyler Hubby. Photograph by Frederick Eberstadt/LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division [LOOK - Job 66-3011].

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, copresented at the Albright-Knox and the University at Buffalo (UB) Art Gallery at the Center for the Arts, is the first retrospective of the art of this pioneering musician, filmmaker, and UB professor. From January through May 2018, please join us and our community partners for exhibition-related installations, screenings, performances, and programming. 

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

March 3–May 27, 2018
Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Friday, March 2, 2018, 5–7 pm
FREE Opening Celebration

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:15 pm
Voices in Contemporary Art: Tony Oursler and Andrew Lampert in Conversation

Saturdays, March 10, 17, and 24, 2018, 10–11:30 am
Experimental Instruments (Ages 9–11)
Inspired by Conrad’s Invented Acoustical Tools, participants in this class will create their own experimental instruments using nontraditional materials.

Friday, May 4, 2018 
Special exhibition-related programming throughout the day, and Pay-What-You-Wish admission to Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:30 pm
Film Screening: Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016) 
A documentary directed by Tyler Hubby (Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes)

Sunday, May 13, 2018
$5 Family Funday
Special exhibition-related programming throughout the day

University at Buffalo Art Gallery at the Center for the Arts

February 8–May 26, 2018
Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5–7 pm
Opening Reception

Thursday, March 1, 2018, noon
Curator Tour

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11 am–2 pm

Saturday, March 3, 2018, noon
Performance of Conrad’s nine-channel audio recording, Paul Sharits: Prescription and Collapsed Temporality (1976, running time: 30 minutes, 38 seconds); education workshop; and screening of Tony Conrad: DreaMinimalist (2008, running time: 26 minutes, 40 seconds), a film directed by Marie Losier

Saturday, April 7, 2018, noon–3 pm
Free Drop-in and Create Art Workshop

Thursday, May 3, 2018, noon
Curator Tour

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

January 12–March 2, 2018
Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls
An exhibition culled from nearly 40 years of Hallwalls' still and video archives

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7 pm
Opening Reception with talk by Tony Billoni

Tuesdays, January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, and May 22, 2018, 7:30 pm
Tony Tuesdays
On the fourth Tuesday of each month, Hallwalls will host special exhibition-related programming, including film screenings, video art, documentation of performances, and many surprises.

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7 pm
Surplus Affect
Video art program curated by Laura McGough and Anna Scime

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2 pm
The Last Detail: Tony Conrad's Amplified Drone Strings (2016)
Free with admission
With David Adamczyk, Evan Courtin, Leanne Darling, and Jonathan Golove

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

Friday, May 11, 2018, 7 pm
Bring Your Own Tony
This is a special screening of films and videos in which Conrad appeared or participated. We invite Conrad's friends, students, and collaborators to submit their videos by March 1, and selected submitters will be notified on April 1.

Exhibition Sponsors

This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne; and Greene Naftali, New York.

Equipment and technical support provided by Advantage TI.

Programming Sponsors

Tony Tuesdays are supported in part with grants from the Visual Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, M&T Bank, and Erie County.