Artist and ACT Professor Renée Green’s work has been featured in the art and culture magazine BOMB’s cover in its Winter 2022 issue. Depicting a detail of Green’s seminal Import/Export Funk Office (1992) from its presentation in Berlin’s KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, the magazine includes an extensive interview with art historian and ACT Research Affiliate, Gloria Sutton; the exchange focuses on Green’s last summer exhibition at Bortolami Gallery in New York, Excerpts A.1, as well as the then-upcoming survey exhibition of Green’s work in Berlin, Inevitable Distances.
Last Fall, Green co-taught Circulating Circuits: Enacting Intersections and Diffusion in Print, Matter, and Forms with artist and ACT Lecturer, Jesal Kapadia. An experimental seminar stemming from the Transmedia Storytelling Initiative spearheaded by Prof. Caroline Jones, Circulating Circuits’ syllabus states:
“Despite a seeming dependency on the digital realm, as fatigue of digital forms increases with saturated use, and as distances are bridged by inevitable online exchanges, efforts to shift and incorporate attention in relation to matter and presence is noticeably increasing. The wish for palpable contact is becoming more apparent in forms that can circulate. These include the increased interest in matter, including printed matter, or matter in space, as in to be in space with others, for example. Books, journals, magazines, posters, vinyl records, cassettes, and hand-engaged processes continue to exist and thrive, amidst futuristic projections of the late 20th and early 21st century that seemed to doom these formats to obsolescence.”
In the spirit of Circulating Circuits, ACT would like to highlight now a variety of publishing and spatial operations in which Green has been engaged with in the last few months. These take the form of printed matter and its translation into digital forms, as well as a presentation of her Space Poem #1 (2007) at Boston’s ICA, signaling the work’s accession into the Institute’s collection; on view since last Fall, Green’s current presentation in Boston will be occupying ICA’s Founders’ Gallery until February 27th, 2022.