CCVA Exhibition: Renée Green: Within Living Memory


Thu - Sun, Feb 1 to Apr 15, 12:00pm - 6:00pm


Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Levels 3 + 1 + 0, 24 Quincy St

Renée Green’s (b. 1959) exhibition Within Living Memory is a meditation spurred by inhabiting an architectural icon—Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center—while exploring the historical and institutional legacies of modernism’s other forms, including cinema, visual art, poetry, music, and literature. 

Exhibition dates: Feb 1–Apr 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Thu, Feb. 1, 6–8 p.m.
Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–6, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public 
Related event: Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 6–8 p.m.: Yvonne Rainer in conversation with Renée Green

Within Living Memory brings together interconnected bodies of work produced by Green over the past decade that address conditions of residency and displacement, subjective experience, institutional memory, notions of progress, and the inevitability of decay. The encounters that unfold through films, videos, sound works, photographs, banners, and prints draw linkages between the forms and concepts of seriality, modularity, and refrain. >

The exhibition’s public programming will include a conversation with the artist and distinguished avant-garde American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer on April 12, 2018.

An exhibition booklet featuring an essay and descriptive texts by art historian and CCVA scholar-in-residence Gloria Sutton will be available at the exhibition. 

Within Living Memory is the final installment of Renée Green: Pacing, the artist’s two-year residency at the Carpenter Center.

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. She is a Professor at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture & Planning.