Tony Oursler

From the EMST Collection. Artist of the Month

Athens Conservatoire - Media Lounge

All of the Tony Oursler works in the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art is presented in the Media Lounge. More specifically, 6 single channel videos from 1980 to 1992 (The Loner, Grand Mal, Model Release, Par-Schizoid-Position, Test, Tunic (Song for Karen) as well as an interactive CD-Rom titled Fantastic Prayers.

Curated by Stamatis Schizakis


Tony Oursler (b.1957) is considered as one of the most important videoartists with a unique style and a large contribution in investigating of the capabilities of the medium. Since the mid 70s he creates works between videoart, performance, sculpture and painting which, either through narrative or through a dramatic staging, approach with an apparent childlike manner and a grotesque humor, subjects of social exclusion and psychological disturbance, often in relation with television technology and culture. He lives and works in New York.