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Tony Oursler

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A pioneer of new-media art since the mid-1970s, Tony Oursler is best known for his video projections and installation works that explore technology’s effects on the human mind. Honing in on much of humanity’s compulsive relationship with computers and virtual networks, Oursler orchestrates microcosmic scenes, tableaus, and interventions that convey the obsession, escapism, isolation, and sexual fetish that cause or grow out of technological dependence. His works include talking streetlights, an eight-foot-long five-dollar bill with an eerily animated Abe Lincoln, an enormous cell phone spewing disjointed snippets of conversations, and ghoulish heads muttering phrases like “You treat me like garbage. I told you I love you but I don’t. Thanks for nothing.” Oursler invites viewers into disorienting psychological mini-dramas, at once engaging in their humor and disturbing for their uncanny juxtapositions and keen, biting commentaries.

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Paranormal : Tony Oursler vs Gustavo Rol

3 November 2017 – 25 February 2018 03.11.2017 – 25.02.2018
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin

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Le Choix d'Albert

17 May 2019 – 29 June 2019 17.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
Xippas Genève, Geneva (CH)

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Water Memory

8 June 2019 – 21 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 21.07.2019
Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York (US)

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6th

14 June 2019 – 23 July 2019 14.06.2019 – 23.07.2019
Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart (TAS)
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dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, Xippas Paris, Paris (FR)

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Eclipse (outdoor installation associated with the Foundation exhibition "Trees")

15 October 2019 – 20 October 2019 15.10.2019 – 20.10.2019
Cartier Foundation Garden, Paris (FR)

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The Dark Side - curated by Danilo Eccher

9 October 2019 – 1 March 2020 09.10.2019 – 01.03.2020
Musja, Rome (IT)

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THE UN-PRIVATE COLLECTION: TONY OURSLER + BRANDEN JOSEPH

16 March 2020 – 16 March 2020 16.03.2020 – 16.03.2020
The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles (US)

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Retrospective

1 March 2020 – 30 April 2020 01.03.2020 – 30.04.2020
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan (TW)

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