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Friday, Nov 18, 2022 


Contact Conversations

Lunch with Renée Green

Free admission

Presented in partnership with Cleveland Institute of Art and FRONT International

Renée Green: Contact. Installation view at moCa Cleveland, presented in partnership with FRONT International's 2022's second iteration, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows. Photo: Field Studio

Spend your lunch hour hearing from Renée Green, a Cleveland-born artist whose first major exhibition in the city, Contact, occupies all of moCa Cleveland’s public spaces and radiates into the city with workshops and film screenings. Green will lead a tour of Contact from 12:15-1:30PM Friday, November 18 during a special edition of Cleveland Institute of Art's Lunch on Fridays on location at moCa Cleveland.

This tour will move throughout the museum and may require walking and/or standing for extended periods of time. moCa provides gallery stools that attendees can use in the galleries. If you have additional questions or if there are access services or accommodations that can make your experience more inclusive, please contact One- to two-weeks' advance notice is recommended but not required.

Contact, presented in partnership with FRONT International, weaves together Green’s own works with a vast array of invited participants with whom she’s been in conversation through the years. Engaging with moCa Cleveland’s unique architecture, this exhibition establishes a spatial, sonic and cinematic conversation between multiple artworks and agents. Green’s pioneering aesthetic practice connects with two of the FRONT triennial’s key themes: a focus on the expanded role of artists as collaborative practitioners and the idea that the processes of art-making can create essential bridges between people.

In addition to Green, Contact features the art, thinking and voices of a diverse ensemble of artists and practitioners, including John Akomfrah, Marcel Broodthaers, Cinematic Migrations Workshop, Free Agent Media, Laura Serejo Genes, Lina Gopaul, Derrick Green Index Literacy Program, Gabriel Kahan, David Lawson, New Humans, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Suneil Sanzgiri, Sense LA, Smoking Dogs Films, Jessica Sarah Rinland, Ian Soroka, Mika Tajima and Pedro Zylbersztajn.

About the artists

Renée Green

Renée Green is an artist, writer, and filmmaker known for her highly layered and formally complex multimedia installations in which ideas, perception, and experience are examined from myriad perspectives. Via films, essays and writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, film series and events her work engages with investigations into circuits of relation and exchange over time, the gaps and shifts in what survives in public and private memories as well as what has been imagined and invented.

Green’s exhibitions, videos and films have been seen throughout the world in museums and art institutions, among them KW Institute for Contemporary Art and daadgalerie, Berlin; Carpenter Center for the Visual at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass; MAK Center for Art + Architecture at the Schindler House, West Hollywood; the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Ar and the New Museum, all in New York; Musée cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, an Francisco; the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; Jeu de Plume, Paris; Porticos, Frankfurt; Centro Cultural de Bélem, Lisbon; Fundació Antoini Tápies, Barcelona; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Vienna Secession; Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Her work has also been present at the Whitney Biennial (1193, 2022), and the Venice (1993), Johannesburg (1997), Kwangju (1997), Berlin (2001), Sevilla (2006) and Istanbul (2007) Biennials, as well as in Documents 11 (2002) and Manifesta 7 (2008).

Renée Green’s exhibition Contact is presented in partnership with FRONT International 2022’s second iteration, Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Generous support provided by Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. Additional support provided by Michelle Shan Jeschelnig and Richard Jeschelnig, and the Anselm Talalay Photography Endowment.

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