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Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad performing Bowed Film, 1974. Courtesy: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

With wit and gumption, the late artist broke with institutional proprietaries and pedigree to rethink art’s place in its community

By Shiv Kotecha
Tony Conrad in front of Yellow Movie 2/2/73 (1973) and two Yellow Movie—35mm Format canvases (1973), in his retrospective exhibition, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, December 1977. Photo: Kevin Noble. Yellow Movie 2/2/73 courtesy The Estate of Tony Conrad and Greene Naftali, New York. Image courtesy Tony Conrad Archives. Work © The Estate of Tony Conrad.

Philadelphia

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Harmut Geerken, photograph of Sun Ra Arkestra performing at Heliopolis/Egypt, December 12, 1971. Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz, New York 

New York

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Laboratory testing at Silicon Valley biotech start up Unity Biotechnology. Courtesy: the New Yorker; photograph: Grant Cornett

From eternal music to the secret of eternal life: what to read this weekend

By Paul Clinton
Elfie Semotan, Untitled, 2016, archival pigment print, 47 x 61 cm. Courtesy: Gisela Capitain, Cologne © the artist

A round-up of the best recently opened shows in the neighbouring Rhineland cities

By Pablo Larios

The experimental filmmaker and musician has died, aged 76

By Geeta Dayal
​Mary Lucier, Color Phantoms with Automatic Writing, 2015, installation including artworks by Max Ernst, William Farley and Mary Ashley. Courtesy: the artist and The Kitchen, New York

The Kitchen, New York, USA

By Sam Korman
Harry Smith, Film #17, Mirror Animations Extended, 1962–76, 16mm film still

Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany

By Nicole Yip
Unprojectable: Projection and Perspective, 2008, performance documentation, Tate Modern, London. Courtesy: Greene Naftali, New York; photograph: Sheila Burnett

Artist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad in conversation

By David Grubbs
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