Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Tyler Hubby / 2016 / 96 minutes / United States

From performing in Jack Smith’s legendary Flaming Creatures to creating a series of groundbreaking experimental films to playing a pivotal role in the formation of The Velvet Underground, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, twenty-two years in the making, examines the pioneering life and work of artist, musician, and educator, Tony Conrad.

  • "Joyous, exhilarating, and transformative. Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present is essential viewing for anyone involved in the history of music and visual art."

    — Amy Taubin, Artforum
  • “Fascinating. ‘I want to make abstract art that’s funny, happy, energetic, joyful,' Conrad exclaims at one point. That he did. This movie is a good introduction to it.”

    The New York Times
  • “An exploration of avant-garde art that has little time for elitism or pretense… Moby, Tony Oursler and others share their admiration for multi-disciplinary artist Tony Conrad in Tyler Hubby's debut doc… Should both please longtime Conrad admirers and explain to newbies what people see in him.”

    Hollywood Reporter
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