• Tony Conrad, diagram for Film Feedback, 1974.

    Tony Conrad

    I'M BEING TRUE HERE, even if I’m often drawn to being false about my own past.

    Technology engenders an illusion that you can be in the right place at the right time, no matter where you really are. Sure, I can live in Buffalo and still play the high-stakes art game, as long as I stay connected with New York City. If I have some good ideas, I can make a difference while living up there now, just as well as when I was hanging out in SoHo in the ’60s, or if I were in Bed-Stuy today, I suppose.

    It was pure luck that I began programming computers in 1960, because nobody knew then what a huge change

  • Guy de Cointet, My Father’s Diary, 1975. Performance view, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, February 4, 2009. Mary Ann Duganne Glicksman.


    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions and events were, in their eyes, the very best of 2009.


    “Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors” (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) You kind of get the feeling that Bonnard was a real artist. He was concerned not with the past (art history), present (his contemporaries), or future (his legacy), but with expressing himself in terms of his own perceptions, interactions, and experiences of the world. Whether of a room, a still life, or a loved one, each painting becomes