ACT Director and Professor Renée Green is presenting Early Videos (1992–4, 2010), an installation and wall drawing in the New Museum’s spring exhibition NYC 1993. Early Videos includes work from the rarely seen Import/Export Funk Office (1992-1993) and other early projects. Green’s work explores forms of presentation, reconfiguration, and rarely encountered thought-distribution, all combined with a reflection on technology cycles, fast-paced obsolescence, and its decisive influence in the shaping of cultural forms, as well as in their international transmission and translation.
The New Museum exhibition looks back at the artwork produced in New York City in 1993, and examines a specific moment and the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics. The full title of the exhibit, “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” is inspired by Sonic Youth’s eponymous album and captures the complex exchanges between mainstream and underground cultures. Among the artists included in the show are: Julia Scher, who previously taught at the Visual Arts Program at MIT, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Mike Kelley Gabriel Orozco, and Jason Rhoades among others. Read more about NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star.
Renée Green’s project Import/Export Funk Office is also on view in LA MOCA’s exhibition Blues for Smoke and she recently produced Close Up, In Your Ear, and From a Distance: Musings on “Our” Music via ECM for the exhibit Close Up, In Your Ear. Her film Some Chance Operations (1999) is currently on view in Make an effort to remember. Or, failing that, invent. Green’s ongoing installation Media Bichos can be seen at MoMA’s Media Lounge.