Renée Green

American, b. 1959

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Renée Green

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American, b. 1959

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Renée Green creates layered and formally complex multimedia installations through which she explores perceptions of time, what survives in public and private memory, and questions related to aesthetics and culture. In her work Mise-en-Scène: Commemorative Toile (1992–94), Green combines rustic scenes of 18th-century life with violent remembrances of enslavement and lynchings. She uses upholstery fabric from the period to create installations reminiscent of museum period rooms, crafting chairs, wallpaper and lampshades. According to art historian Alexander Alberro, a “methodology of citation” can be found throughout Green’s works; the artist’s projects disclose her process of discovering and recovering sources. Green’s work has been exhibited in many eminent institutions, including the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, UCLA’s Hammer Museum, and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
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Biography

Renée Green creates layered and formally complex multimedia installations through which she explores perceptions of time, what survives in public and private memory, and questions related to aesthetics and culture. In her work Mise-en-Scène: Commemorative Toile (1992–94), Green combines rustic scenes of 18th-century life with violent remembrances of enslavement and lynchings. She uses upholstery fabric from the period to create installations reminiscent of museum period rooms, crafting chairs, wallpaper and lampshades. According to art historian Alexander Alberro, a “methodology of citation” can be found throughout Green’s works; the artist’s projects disclose her process of discovering and recovering sources. Green’s work has been exhibited in many eminent institutions, including the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, UCLA’s Hammer Museum, and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 4 more