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Practice Lecture Series: Tony Oursler

  • SVA MFA Art Practice 335 West 16th St, Rm 501H New York, NY 10011 (map)
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Tony Oursler is a New York City based artist best known for his innovative integration of video, sculpture, and performance. A pioneering figure in new media since the 1970s, Oursler has since explored diverse methods of incorporating video into his practice, breaking video art out of the two-dimensional screen to create moving three-dimensional environments with the use of projections. At the center of Oursler’s practice is this persisting preoccupation with technology and it’s effect on humanity. Solo exhibitions of his work have been organized at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2018); CaixaForum Madrid, Spain (2017); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); LUMA Foundation, Arles, France (2015); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014); Tate Modern, London (2013); Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo (2013); PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine (2013); Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2012); ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark (2012); and Jeu de Paume, Paris, traveling to the DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, and the Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen (2005). Select group exhibitions featuring his work include Creature, The Broad, Los Angeles (2016); America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Disembodied, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (2013); Mike Kelley, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2013); The Royal Family, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2012); Off the Wall: Part 1—Thirty Performative Actions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); Spazio: The Scene and the Imaginary, Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI Secolo, Rome (2010);Looking at Music, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); and California Video, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2008).