Tony Oursler

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A Clown for the Machine: Tony Oursler Takes on Surveillance   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tony Oursler at Lehmann Maupin - Chrystie Street April 29th, 2015 - June 14th, 2015
Posted 5/3/15
When Edward Snowden released classified information from the National Security Agency to mainstream media in 2013 he was globally marked as either a traitor or a patriot. The top-secret documents revealed that the NSA has been collecting data from anywhere and everywhere, including 55,000 quality images daily through social media and personal communications to use in facial recognition programs. The revelation confirmed civic anxieties that the dreaded future is here: your face can be used... [more]
Tony Oursler Hacks a Church with Reverse Iconoclasm   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tony Oursler at De Oude Kerk November 27th, 2014 - March 29th, 2015
Posted 11/29/14
True to their sometimes petty nature and deep-seated adversity to change the town folk of Amsterdam were up in arms last year when Jacqueline Grandjean made public her plans for the Oude Kerk (Old Church). The new director wanted the venue to become more than a glorified exhibition space filled with penurious looking temporary bulkheads. She envisioned large-scale installations by artists of international repute, in interviews casually mentioning the Unilever Series in Tate Modern’s Turbine... [more]
[VIDEO] Tony Oursler: agentic iced etcetera   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tony Oursler at PinchuckArtCentre February 16th, 2013 - April 21st, 2013
Posted 2/18/13
Tony Oursler’s exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv, Ukraine is the first major solo exhibition by the artist in Eastern Europe. Tony Oursler: agentic iced etcetera presents specially produced new works, including a Ukrainian speaking installation, as well as some of the most iconic pieces of the artist. The New York-based artist has been a pioneer of New Media and video art. Tony Oursler is especially known for projecting moving images onto objects. In this video, Eckhard Schneider... [more]
Tony Oursler   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tony Oursler at Galerie Mitterrand January 13th, 2011 - March 12th, 2011
Posted 2/21/11
It’s been years since I have looked at Tony Oursler’s work in any sustained and critical way. In fact, the last time I saw his trademark faces projected onto fabric and resin objects must have been at Metro Pictures in the late-1990s, a time when video installation had so recently broken through the esteemed walls of the Museum of Modern Art. I was excited then by Oursler’s work because, as the second wave of video art, it was still doing something that the first wave – the likes of Gary Hill,... [more]
Ogling Oursler   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tony Oursler at Faurschou Foundation (Beijing) February 6th, 2010 - May 30th, 2010
Posted 4/3/10
      A survey of Tony Oursler's work is up at Faurschou Gallery in Beijing in an exhibition titled “Number 7, Plus or Minus 2.” The title has been taken from a seminal 1956 essay written by psychologist George Miller; in the essay, Miller made his case for “the magical number seven” (or thereabouts) as the limit of human capacity for short-term memory. The exhibition—which consists of about seven, plus or minus two works—is intended to serve as an introduction to the artist's works from the... [more]
Techy Wonderland   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tony Oursler at Metro Pictures February 28th, 2009 - April 11th, 2009
Posted 3/16/09
Imagine Wonderland as a surreal vision of a world wired for the junkie generation raised on technology, and Alice as your run of the mill obsessive-compulsive smoker with insecurity issues and bogus plans (the kind of confused person who might bum a cigarette off you and then go on to explain how she plans to quit). This is the world you’ll end up in if you follow Tony Oursler down his newest rabbit hole, an exhibition at Metro Pictures aptly titled, . Oursler has been a pioneer of new media... [more]
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