The Un-Private Collection: Tony Oursler + Branden Joseph

Part of the The Un-Private Collection series

 

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.

$10

The Oculus Hall at The Broad

221 S. Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

See map: Google Maps

 

 

Tony Oursler worked with artists including John Baldessari, and embraced the notion of starting with an idea and then moving to a formal expression of the idea. His concern with the consequences of television and the moving image on psychology and personal relationships was his starting point. This demanded an expanded vision of what art making could be and what could be presented in a gallery setting. After working through painting, single-channel video, and various installation strategies, Oursler succeeded in creating a hybrid of multiple media for the utmost critical and psychological impact. He has a dynamic video practice that combines and expands the confrontational installations of Nam June Paik and Bruce Nauman, the countercultural analysis of Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw, and the impact of mass media on the individual. Oursler’s most famous works feature videos projected onto three-dimensional objects, like stuffed heads. These works are metaphors for both alienated, isolated modern individuals in a technology-driven culture and real encounters intended to trigger feelings of empathy and understanding in viewers. The Broad collection includes six of Tony Oursler’s works; Dust (2006) is on view in the collection installation, Creature, through March 19, 2017.

Bring your ticket for this program to The Broad and skip the line for general admission entry without advance reservation between March 14 - 19.

Buy Tickets


The Un-Private Collection | Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present with Henry Rollins, Tony Oursler, Tyler Hubby, + Kim Gordon

Part of the The Un-Private Collection series

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.

$18

Co-presented by The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

933 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015

See map: Google Maps

 

The Broad is pleased to present the West Coast premiere of Tyler Hubby’s documentary film, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present. The film examines the pioneering life and work of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad, and this special iteration of The Un-Private Collection series highlights both his extraordinary career and his influence on the work of Broad collection artists including Mike Kelley, Robert Longo, and Tony Oursler. Since the early 1960s, Conrad's vast, inter-disciplinary repertoire has created and influenced major film and compositional movements. He performed in and recorded the soundtrack to Jack Smith’s legendary film Flaming Creatures; he defied conventions of cinema with The Flicker, an experimental structuralist film composed of a precise pattern of alternating black and white frames; he developed and practiced Just Intonation and Minimalism with Karlheinz Stockhausen and La Monte Young; and he was instrumental in the formation of The Velvet Underground. 

A post-screening conversation with Tyler Hubby and Tony Oursler will be moderated by Henry Rollins. Iconic artist and musician, Kim Gordon, who has collaborated with Tony Conrad, will perform to close out the night. Works by Tony Oursler in the Broad collection are currently on view in the collection installation, Creature, through March 19.

Bring your ticket for this program to The Broad and skip the line for general admission entry without advance reservation between March 14 - 19.

Buy Tickets