Concurrent with the Begin Again, Begin Again exhibition, a book presentation for Renée Green’s recent Other Planes of There (Duke University Press, 2014) featured a discussion with Green and professors Gloria Sutton and Nizan Shaked.
About the book:
(from Duke University Press)
For more than two decades, the artist Renée Green has created an impressive body of work in which language is an essential element. Green is also a prolific writer and a major voice in the international art world. Other Planes of There gathers for the first time a substantial collection of the work she wrote between 1981 and 2010. The selected essays initially appeared in publications in different countries and languages, making their availability in this volume a boon to those wanting to follow Green’s artistic and intellectual trajectory.
Charting this cosmopolitan artist’s thinking through the decades, Other Planes of There brings essays, film scripts, reviews, and polemics together with reflections on Green’s own artistic practice and seminal artworks. It immerses the reader in three decades of contemporary art showcasing the art and thought, the incisive critiques and prescient observations of one of our foremost artists and intellectuals. Sound, cinema, literature, time-based media, and the relationship between art forms and other forms of knowledge are just a few of the matters that Green takes up and thinks through. Featuring a new visual essay created by the artist for this volume, Other Planes of There is lavishly illustrated with 290 illustrations, 249 of which appear in color.