Renee Green | the artist

The artist Renee Green
Born 1959, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Lives and works in New York and Vienna Austria, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Berlin Biennial, Istanbul Biennial,

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Renee Green’s installations are complex examinations of overlapping themes that are usually related to the exhibition site. Using an anthropological approach toward her subjects, she researches historical and cultural topics and then offers viewers the results of her studies in videos, texts, and sound elements…

Renée Green’s work is located both within the legacy of the most ambitious achievements of Conceptual and post-Minimal art, and within a post-colonial critique of culture. It often takes the form of complex, multi-layered archive-like installations that employ a vast array of sources, and point to a variety of issues, always involving the spectator as active participant through multiple points of access. The essays by Nora Alter, Diedrich Diederichsen, Kobena Mercer, Catherine Quéloz, Gloria Sutton, Elvan Zabunyan, and the interview between Juliane Rebentisch and Renée Green not only give an historical overview of the artist’s work, but engage with issues central to her practice such as questions of genealogy and memory, archives and their reworkings, movements and displacements, site-specificity and location, positionalities and perceptions. They offer new insight into the artist’s specific use of images, sound and text, and her inscription in art history…

Renée Green: Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams (Feb 20-Jun 20, 2010). The exhibition features two recent large-scale multilayered installation projects as well as selected earlier works with a focus on film, video and sound as central transmitters for explorations in the arts, humanities and sciences that intersect with the artist’s personal experiences and research. The currently San Francisco-based artist has been creating works of art for more than 20 years that critically assess the intersection of ideas, processes and creativities around a range of topics including contemporary culture, history, fiction, transnational travel, dislocation, migration and cosmopolitanism, as well as feminism and biography…