The works and practice of the artist Renée Green are among the most relentless and consequent attempts to explore and extend the traditional terrain of art and to use artistic production as a strategy to question meanings and how we exist.

In contrast to many other artists of her generation, however, she diverges from the usual practice of a simple transfiguration of contents (sociology as art, etc.) by including in her videos, installations, sculptures and texts many kinds of models for discerning knowledge and in turn alludes to the tensions between them and their relative status. Irony, humour and seriousness accompany the images which emerge from a complex web of associations which circulate between the past, present and imaginings of the future. These are mingled with public and private narratives from various times and locations seen through Green’s lens and heard through her ears. The questioning of what appears to be transparent and available reflects a process which, while densely configured, alludes to cultural conditions far more distinctly and intensely than many examples of reductive systematics.

During Between and Including, the Secession exhibition space was transformed into a maze. The book presents a combination of interrelated works  produced between 1996 to 1999 and which for the first time are presented in relation to each other. It also includes Green’s working process documents, an essay by Bruno on Elvira Notari, and conversations between the artist and Joe Wood, Lynne Tillman, and Michael Eng.

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  • Author Giuliana Bruno, Lynne Tillman, Joe Wood, Michael Eng, Renée Green
    Publisher Secession, Vienna
    Year 2001
    Country Austria

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