Renée Green

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Renée Green (b. 1959, Cleveland, USA) is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in Somerville and New York. Both the place of the individual in history and the question of identity form part of her research-intensive practice, which explores aesthetics, cultures, histories and memories and can involve multiple collaborators. Often participatory and represented by complex sculptural installations, her work brings together film, archives, digital media, sound-related works and writings with photography, architecture, textiles, printmaking and other media. Green has participated in multiple exhibitions internationally and also teaches at a number of universities across Europe and America.

Begin Again, Begin Again, 2018
Space Poem #5 (Years & Afters), 2015
Collectively, these two works offer a complex synthesis that addresses the phenomenon of the passing of time and the evolving representation of different forms of violence and domination. How are our contemporary representations informed by this unfolding of images and words? The film, Begin Again, Begin Again, offers an expansive meditation on modernity that unravels around the central figure of Rudolph M. Schindler and his 1912 manifesto, “Modern Architecture: A Program.” The work explores a central theme: the imposition of modern ideologies of order, including racial hierarchies and settler-colonial projects of conquering new environments and the people indigenous to them. The banner installation makes no claim to ownership, rather it encourages visitors to search online and elsewhere for a phrase or word to see what the search yields.

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Photos:
An installation photo of Renée Green’s Begin Again, Begin Again (2018) and Space Poem #5 (Years & Afters) (2015).
Photo: MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practicioner.

An installation photo of Renée Green’s Space Poem #5 (Years & Afters) (2015).
Photo: MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practicioner.

An installation photo of Renée Green’s Space Poem #5 (Years & Afters) (2015).
Photo: MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practicioner.

An installation photo of Renée Green’s Space Poem #5 (Years & Afters) (2015).
Photo: MOMENTUM. Courtesy of the practicioner.