What Is To Be Undone? | Renée Green Public Lecture at the Harvard Art Museums | Apr_28

Renee Green. Begin Again, Begin Again Space Poem #5 (Years & Afters), 2015. Installation view. copyright MAK Center / Photo by Joshua White

On Tuesday, April 28th 2015, Renée Green will lecture at the Harvard Art Museums as part of the series What Is to Be Undone? Modernism in the 21st Century. The series considers how artists today use a variety of research methodologies to reimagine the lasting and conflicted legacies of modernism in the contemporary moment.

In her presentation, Green will focus on her most recent exhibition at the Schindler House in Los Angeles, and will premier Begin Again, Begin Again (I. 1887-1929), the first stanza of the film produced for the MAK Center for Art & Architecture exhibition.

Some of the questions asked in the film are: “What is inherited and what is made, gained, lost, and transmuted through time, amid change and migrations, amid contestation, repetition and difference, or imagined as utopian, even when violent?  What efforts do live creatures exert to begin again?”

Green’s presentation will be followed by a conversation with Professor Carrie Lambert-Beatty; the conversation will emphasize the role of writing, language and poetry in the artist’s practice, prompted by the recent publication of Green’s selected writings Other Planes of There (Duke University Press, 2014).

Previous participants on the series have been Ahmet Öğüt, Fernanda Fragateiro, Raqs Media Collective, and is bookended by two related exhibitions, The Way We Live Now: Modernist Ideologies at Work (Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts) and Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik (Harvard Art Museums).

This event is free and open to the public.

April 28, 2015
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Menschel Hall, Lower Level

Cambridge MA

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