“Since the late 1980s, Renée Green’s practice has imagined and expanded the ways in which art can give form to underwritten histories, collective memory, and circuits of cultural exchange. Her writing, installations, films, digital media, and sound works continue to trace and interrogate the power of cultural institutions and their relationships with language, knowledge, and constitutions of selfhood, while at the same time indicating other ways of being and becoming.
This artist’s catalogue extensively illustrates Green’s previously undocumented early work alongside recent installations, personal ephemera and excerpts from fiction selected by the artist. Essays by a new constellation of writers relate Green’s work to legacies of migration and displacement, language and access, as well as alternative approaches to reading and being read.”
Edited by Mason Leaver-Yap, with contributions by Kathrin Bentele, Howie Chen, Renée Green, Emma Hedditch, Mason Leaver-Yap, Taylor Le Melle, Katherine McKittrick, Ima-Abasi Okon. With a forword by Silvia Fehrmann, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Leaver-Yap, and Heike Munder.
Graphic design by Carolina Aboarrage, Studio Kader in collaboration with Estúdio Campo.
This book is co-published by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, on the occasion of the exhibition Renée Green: Inevitable Distances, 2021–2022.