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Estate Owen Land

Owen Land
Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles, Etc., 1965-66
16mm, color, no sound
3min 30sec

Owen Land
Dialogues, 2009
video transferred to DVD, colour, sound
2hrs 9min 09 sec
Installation view KunstWerke Berlin, 2009

Owen Land
Undesirables (Condensed Version), 1999
video transferred to DVD, b&w, sound
15 min
Installation view KunstWerke Berlin, 2009

Owen Land
Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles, Etc., 1965-66
16mm, color, no sound, 3min 30sec
Installation view KunstWerke Berlin, 2009

Owen Land
Dialogues, 2009
video transferred to DVD,colour, sound
2hrs 9min 09 sec

Owen Land
Dialogues, 2009
video transferred to DVD, Colour, sound
2hrs 9min 09 sec

Owen Land
Dialogues, 2009
video transferred to DVD, Colour, sound
2hrs 9min 09 sec

Owen Land
Dialogues, 2009
video transferred to DVD, Colour, sound
2hrs 9min 09 sec

Owen Land
Undesirables (Condensed Version), 1999
video transferred to DVD, b&w, sound
15 min

Owen Land
Undesirables (Condensed Version), 1999
video transferred to DVD, b&w, sound
15min

Owen Land
Undesirables (Condensed Version), 1999
video transferred to DVD, b&w, sound
15min

Owen Land
Undesirables (Condensed Version), 1999
video transferred to DVD, b&w, sound
15min

Owen Land
On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and its Relation
to the Unconscious or can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed?, 1977-79
16mm, Color, Sound,
18min

Owen Land
On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and its Relation
to the Unconscious or can the Avant-Garde Artist be Wholed?, 1977-79
16mm, Color, Sound,
18min

Owen Land
Remedial Reading Comprehension, 1970
16 mm, color, sound
5min

Owen Land
Fleming Faloon, 1963-64
16mm, color, sound
5min

Owen Land
Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles, Etc., 1965-66
16mm, color, no sound
3min 30sec

Owen Land
Wide Angle Saxon, 1975
16mm, Color, Sound
25min

Owen Land
A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California, 1974
16mm, Color, Sound
12min

Owen Land
A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California, 1974
16mm, Color, Sound
12min

°1944 — ✝2011, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Owen Land, Essex Street, New York, USA
2009 How can you believe anything he says, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
Dialogues, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
Owen Land: Dialogues, Kunsthalle Bern at Liste, Basel, Switzerland
Owen Land, Kusthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2008 Owen Land Logical Facades, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 The Truth of Uncertainty: Moving Image Works from the Hall Collection (curated by Chrissie Iles), Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany
Fleming Faloon, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2016 Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
2014 Wörter als Türen in Sprache, Kunst, Film / Words as Doors in Language, Art, Film, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
2010 The Way it Wasn’t, Celebrating ten years of castillo/corrales (curated by Castillo/Corrales), Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA
The Unpardonable Sin, Castillo/Corrales, Paris, France
Curated by — Martin Arnold, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 17th Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
2009 Owen Land & Hannah Sawtell, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Evanston Art Center, Chicago, USA
2008 Artists of the Gallery, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2007 On the Marriage Broker Joke, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
2006 7th Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany
1972 Documenta 5, Documenta, Kassel, Germany

Filmography

2009 Dialogues
1999 Undesirables
1984 The Box Theory (video)
1983 Noli Me Tangere / Don’t Touch Me (video)
1977-79 On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious or Can the Avant-Garde Artist Be Wholed?
1978 Diploteratology
1976 New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops
1975 Wide Angle Saxon
No Sir, Orison!
1974 A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley California
1973 Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
1972 What’s Wrong With This Picture 2
1971 What’s Wrong With This Picture 1
1970 Remedial Reading Comprehension
1969 Institutional Quality
Baroque Slippages
1968 The Film that Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter
1967 Bardo Follies
1965-66 Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles, etc.
1965 This Film will be Interrupted after 11 Minutes by a Commercial
Adjacent Yes, But Simultaneous?
The Skin
1964 Not a Case of Lateral Displacement
1963-64 Fleming Faloon
1963 Fleming Faloon Screening
Richard Kraft at the Playboy Club
1962 Are Era
1961 A Stringent Prediction at the Early Hermaphroditic Stage
Faulty Pronoun Reference, Comparison and Punctuation of the Restrictive or Non-Restrictive Element
Two Pieces for the Precarious Life
Estate Owen Land
‘Dialogues’ a film by Owen Land

Published by Paraguay Press with Kunsthalle Bern, 2011

Co-published by Paraguay Press and Kunsthalle Bern on the occasion of the exhibitions Dialogues, the book features the complete script of his last film, as well as two interviews with the artist and essays written by Philippe Pirotte, Julia Strebelow and Chris Sharp.

Dimensions: 260 × 140 mm
Pages: 336
Price: 25 Euro + shipping


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Owen Land in The Truth of Uncertainty: Moving Image Works from the Hall Collection at Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany
1 July 2O17 -

Screening of Owen Land films at The Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada
Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 7:30pm

Owen Land in Ordinary Pictures at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
27 February – 9 October 2016

Screening of Owen Land at Light Industry, Brooklyn, USA
26 May 2015 at 7:30pm

Screening of the the 16mm films of Owen Land at Human Resources gallery, Los Angeles, USA
6-7 September 2014

Screening of The Box Theory by Owen Land at Oporto, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday 19 July 2014 at 10.30pm

Owen Land in Wörter als Türen in Sprache, Kunst, Film / Words as Doors in Language, Art, Film at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
15 March – 18 May 2014

Screening of work by Owen Land in New York, USA
6 & 7 June 2014

Mark Webber, ‘Owen Land’, Sight and Sound, October 2012

Heidi Phillips, ‘Owen Land/George Landow’, Screen Slate, December 2011

P. Adams Sitney,‘Owen Land’, Artforum, November 2011

Paul Young and Paul Duncan, Art Cinema, Taschen, 2009

Rainer Bellenbaum, ‘Entering into Dialogue, About Owen Land in the Kunsthalle Bern’ (translation: Julian Reidy), Texte zur Kunst, September 2009

Indra Devriendt, ‘Owen Land, Dialogues’, H.Art, May 2009

Stefanie Christ, ‘Owen Land verführt zum Film’, Berner Zeitung, April 2009

Alice Henkes, ‘Verwirrende Ansichtssachen’, Der Bund, April 2009

Philippe Pirotte, ‘Dialogues, Owen Land’, e-flux, April 2009

Anonymous, ‘Kabbala trifft Avantgarde’, Der Standard, April 2009

Scott Foundas, ‘Avant-gardist Owen Land Comes Out of the Shadows’, LA Weekly, June 2008

Chris Sharp, ‘Owen Land’, Frieze, April 2008