September 9, 2018 - Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University - Fall 2018 exhibitions and programs
September 9, 2018

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University

[1] Tony Conrad, Bowed Film (still), 1974. Image courtesy Tony Conrad Archives. © The Estate of Tony Conrad. [2] John Simmons, Window Writing, Chicago, 1969. Pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2018.118. © John Simmons.

 

Fall 2018 exhibitions and programs

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University
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Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
United States
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–5pm

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Exhibitions 

2018–19 Visual and Environmental Studies Visiting Faculty
August 30–September 23, 2018
Level 1
Featuring recent work by Sonia Almeida, Ei Arakawa, Lisa Crafts, Andy Graydon, Carissa Rodriguez, and Suné Woods. More info

Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America
September 13–December 30, 2018
Level 3, Sert Gallery
Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America is an exhibition of photographs made during the lifetime of James Baldwin (1924–1987). It works to visualize and explore the places, the personal, and historical events that framed Baldwin’s life and themes in his writing, including: the history of racism and the role of race in American history and life, sexuality, personal transformation, family, music, religion, violence, and the function of the artist in society and art, and social change. More info

Co-organized by the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and the Harvard Art Museums. 

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
October 18–December 30, 2018
Level 3, 1, 0
Also on view: MIT List Visual Arts Center, October 18, 2018–January 6, 2019
Throughout his six-decade career, Tony Conrad (American, 1940–2016) forged his own path through numerous artistic movements, from Fluxus to the Pictures Generation and beyond. Although he was best known for his pioneering contributions to both minimal music and structural film in the 1960s, his work helped define a vast range of culture, including rock music and public television. Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, the first large-scale museum survey devoted to artworks Conrad presented in museum and gallery settings, is part of an ongoing reappraisal of his creative achievement. More info

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective is organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. The exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne, and Greene Naftali, New York.

The exhibition will be on view in Cambridge at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and MIT List Visual Arts Center. 

Programs and events

Reception: fall exhibitions  
2018-19 Visual and Environmental Studies Visiting Faculty  
Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America

Thursday, September 13, 5:30–7:30pm
Levels 1 + 3

Curatorial Walkthrough: Makeda Best
In conjunction with Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America
Thursday, September 13, 6pm
Level 3

Curator Talk: Art & Dialogue with Alex Klein
Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE60) Curator,
Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 20, 6pm 
Level 3, Bookshop

In collaboration with Artadia

Artist Talk: Raúl de Nieves
Tuesday, September 25, 6 pm
Level 3, Bookshop

In collaboration with Goodman Taft

Artist Talk: Ali Cherri
Thursday, September 27, 6pm
Level 3, Bookshop

Screening: Ali Cherri
Friday, September 28, 7pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

In collaboration with Harvard Film Archives and Film Study Center

Curator Talk: Makeda Best and Barbara Norfleet with Dan Byers
In conjunction with Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America
Tuesday, October 2, 6pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

Reception: Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
Wednesday, October 17, 5:30–8pm
5–7:30pm at MIT List Visual Arts Center
6:30–8pm at CCVA

In collaboration with MIT List Visual Arts Center

Screening: Tony Conrad Films
In conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
Friday, October 19, 7 and 9pm 
7 pm: Conrad's classic 16mm films, including The Flicker (1965, 30 min.)
9 pm: Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016, Tyler Hubby, 102 min.)
Level 0

In collaboration with Harvard Film Archives

Screening + Reading: Cinepoetics, Cecilia Vicuña
Followed by a conversation with Daniel Borzutzky
Thursday, October 25, 6pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

In collaboration with Woodberry Poetry Room

Curatorial Walkthrough: Henriette Huldisch and Dan Byers
In conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective  
Friday, October 26, 12–2pm
Both locations: MIT List & CCVA

In collaboration with MIT List Visual Arts Center

In Response: Students Perform Responses to Tony Conrad’s works
In conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
Tuesday, October 30, 7:30pm 
Level 3, Bookshop

In collaboration with Claire Chase, Harvard University Music Dept. Professor of the Practice and Neil Leonard, Artistic Director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute

Screening: Tony Conrad Video Work
In conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
Two-part program of Conrad's pioneering video work
Friday, November 16, 7pm and 
Friday, November 30, 7pm
Level 0

In collaboration with Harvard Film Archives

Sound Performance: Henry Flynt, Lary 7, Damon & Naomi 
In conjunction with Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective
Saturday, December 1, 7pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center

In collaboration with MIT List Visual Arts Center + Non-Event

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