Ryan Trecartin | the artist




The artist Ryan Trecartin
Born 1981, Webster, Texas, USA.
Lives and works in New Orleans.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Installation art, Sculpture Objects,


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Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare to meet the experimental people and ready yourself for "IDM up the rear end! But be careful listeningÖ itís very influential."
Structuring his art practice in the same way as a director approaches film making, Ryan Trecartinís sculptural and installation work incorporates a cast of dozens. Conceiving each show as an experiment in theatrical production, Trecartin conceives loose plots as a basis for collaborative endeavour. Working with a posse of his close mates, Trecartin delegates responsibility: inviting his friends to participate in the creative process, respond to his ideas, and contribute their own input and artwork. Through this unorthodox way of working, Trecartinís work becomes an uncanny reflection of youth culture, presenting a Gen Y zeitgeist of commodity anxiety, spiritual nihilism, and community value.
Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare to meet the experimental people and ready yourself for "IDM up the rear end! But be careful listeningÖ itís very influential."
A Family Finds Entertainment: An Ongoing Discussion with Ryan Trecartin


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