Host Will Corwin sits down with Conrad Ventur to discuss his 2015 exhibition at Regina Rex Gallery, translucent threads of dawn, a duo show featuring Ventur's intimate photo portraits of drag legend Mario Montez, alongside Elisabeth Kley's flamboyant ceramic cages.
Ventur touches on his personal and professional relationships with muses Montez and Ivy Nicholson, their roles in the Warhol factory scene, and the rise and fall of Electroclash clubs in New York.
Conrad Ventur is an artist working in the mediums of photography, video, and installation. Born in Seattle, raised in New Haven, and living in New York since 2000, Ventur has chronicled his New York life with photography and the publication USELESS for over a decade. His single-channel and multi-channel video installations have been shown internationally. Ventur has exhibited at The Andy Warhol Museum; Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; MoMA PS1; Moscow International Biennial III; and Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland. Recent solo screenings include The High Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and C/O, Berlin. In 2012, Ventur’s 13 Most Beautiful/Screen Tests Revisited (2009-2011) were acquired by The Whitney Museum of American Art.