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In Conversation: Tony Cokes and John Hanhardt
Thursday, February 15, 2024,  5 PM
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In conjunction with Tony Cokes: Two Works and An Archive, artist Tony Cokes and curator John Hanhardt will come together for a conversation discussing Cokes’ career through the lens of their long relationship, which is documented in the exhibition through archival material from the John G. Hanhardt Archives at CCS Bard. The conversation will be moderated by Hannah Mandel, CCS Bard Archivist and co-curator of Tony Cokes: Two Works and An Archive.

Tony Cokes lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as Professor in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. A solo show of his work is currently on view at the Dia Bridgehampton, The Dan Flavin Art Institute, through May 2024.

Cokes also has work on view at Fondazione Prada, Milan, through February 22, 2024. Cokes was awarded the 2022-23 Carla Fendi Rome Prize in Art and Technology. In 2022, he was the subject of a major survey jointly organized by the Haus der Kunst and Kunstverein in Munich.

Other recent solo exhibitions include De Balie, Amsterdam (2022); Greene Naftali, New York (2022, 2018); Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester (2021); MACRO Contemporary Art Museum, Rome (2021); CIRCA, London (2021); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona (2020); ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels (2020); Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2020); BAK – basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands (2020); Luma Westbau, Zurich (2019); Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London (2019); The Shed, New York (2019); Kunsthall Bergen, Norway (2018); and REDCAT, Los Angeles (2012).

His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Centre Pompidou, Paris; FRAC Lorraine, Metz; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunsthallen, Copenhagen; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.

John G. Hanhardt has a long career as a curator of independent film, video, audio, performance, installation, and new media art. He began his career in the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film and went on to establish the film program and study collection at the Walker Art Center. He was curator and head of the film and video department at the Whitney Museum of American Art where he curated the film and video selections for the Biennials from 1975 to 1995. Hanhardt was senior curator of film and media art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum where he developed that museum’s global film and media arts program and collection. He was senior curator of film and media arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum where he established the Nam June Paik archive. As consulting senior curator of film and media art at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester he created its media art collection and commissioned Isaac Julien’s multi-screen installation on Frederick Douglass Lessons of the Hour.