Published by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Text by Betti-Sue Hertz, Lia Gangitano, Ros Gray, Lisa Le Feuvre.
The term "time-based art" is ostensibly a well-known construct by this point, encompassing video, audio and performance work but not textiles or other objects. Yet Renée Green, whose complex installation art has long troubled easy oppositions such as public/ private, center/margin, and history/ fiction, complicates the idea of time-based art as well, recycling the otherwise "static" elements in her vibrant multimedia environments from year to year, thus mobilizing a more expansive notion of the "time-based" to situate her practice in history. Conceived for Green's 2010 exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, this volume appraises the intellectual complexity of Green's ever-evolving art.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Nicole Schweitzer. Text by Diedrich Diederichsen, Gloria Sutton, Nora Alter, Juliane Rebentisch.
This is the first comprehensive monograph devoted to New York and San Francisco-based artist Renée Green. Over the past 20 years, through film, video, sound art, photographs, prints, banners, texts, websites and ephemera, Green's work has comprised complex, multi-layered archive-like installations, employing a vast array of sources, which always urge viewers to become active participants. Included in this superbly illustrated volume are newly commissioned essays by a host of esteemed media scholars, art historians, critics and curators--Nora Alter, Diedrich Diederichsen, Kobena Mercer, Catherine Quéloz, Gloria Sutton and Elvan Zabunyan--who engage issues central to Green's oeuvre, such as genealogy, archives and their reworkings, movements and displacements, site specificity and location.