The Berlin Sessions:
Talk between Renée Green and Iman Issa
28 October 21, 8 pm
Venue: KW, 4th floor
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Building on their long-standing dialogue, artists and friends Renée Green (born in 1959, US) and Iman Issa (born in 1979, EG) join Associate Curator Mason Leaver-Yap to talk about their parallel exhibitions at KW, and consider the shared resonances between their work and thinking.
Iman Issa’s work often takes the form of displays featuring multiple elements and where text plays a central role. Understudies: I, Myself Will Exhibit Nothing is Issa’s first opportunity to reflect on her artistic methodology through the prism of a group exhibition. In order to unfold this introspective venture, the exhibition brings together works by artists, writers, and filmmakers, who each create their own parameters and universes within their practice. Many of the selected works touch upon notions of illustration, portraiture, and self-narration.
Since the late 1980s, Renée Green’s multifaceted practice has imagined and expanded the ways in which art can surface and 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. In one of the largest exhibitions of her work since 2010, Inevitable Distances presents recent productions in conversation with some of Green’s earliest and rarely exhibited works.