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September 24, 2022–January 8, 2023
Vernissage: September 23, 6–8pm
Renée Green in conversation with Ima-Abasi Okon: November 11, 6:30–7:30pm
Symposium: November 12, 2–6pm, on Renée Green’s ongoing artistic practice, in partnership with Zurich University of the Arts
Inevitable Distances, a thorough examination of Renée Green’s practice from the early 1980s to the present, is on display at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. The methods in which art can emerge and give expression to unwritten histories, communal memory, and cultural interchange have been explored by Green’s practice since the late 1980s. Her work first gained notoriety in the early 1990s and was a part of the social and political flows between the world and the Americas—a concept that encompasses the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as the United States—as well as the many projections and imaginings of Europe. While simultaneously presenting alternative ways of being and becoming, her installations, writings, films, digital media, paintings, drawings, and sound continue to navigate and interrogate the power of cultural institutions and their relationship with language, knowledge, and structures of selfhood.
Inevitable Distances is accompanied by a book of the same name, co-published by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, Hatje Cantz Verlag, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Designed by Carolina Aboarrage, the publication includes contributions from the artist Renée Green, Kathrin Bentele, Howie Chen, Emma Hedditch, Katherine McKittrick, Taylor Le Melle, Ima-Abasi Okon and others, and is edited by Mason Leaver-Yap.
The exhibition is produced by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, in collaboration with Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
Curators: Mason Leaver-Yap with Assistant Curator Sofie Krogh Christensen (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), in collaboration with Dr. Michael Birchall (Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), Curatorial assistant: Joel Spiegelberg (Trainee, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst)
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