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Renée Green: 'Inevitable Distances'

Since the late 1980s, Reno Green's multifaceted practice has imagined and expanded ways in which art becomes visible and latent historical narratives, collective memory, and circuits of cultural exchange take shape.


Green's texts, installations, films, works in digital media and sound works continue to pursue and question the power of cultural institutions and their relationship to language, knowledge and self-constitution, while at the same time pointing to alternative forms of being and becoming.


Green's work first gained prominence within the social and political discourses of America – the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean–. Her practice explores the dissemination and transmission of art and ideas, as well as their intertwining with histories of migration, the consequences of displacement, and the ästhetic forms and poetics that emerge from them.


Inevitable Distances takes place simultaneously at daadgalerie and KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and presents an ¨overview üof Renée Green's practice from the early 1980s to the present. In one of Green's most comprehensive exhibitions since 2010, Inevitable Distances juxtaposes recent productions by the artist with some of her most recent and rarely shown works. This presentation traces numerous encounters in the artist's life and presents her artistic work in a speculative and sometimes fictional constellation


Curator: Mason Leaver-Yap
Assistant Curators: Kathrin Bentele, Sofie Krogh Christensen


The exhibition is shown in cooperation with the Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme of the DAAD


The exhibition Renée Green Inevitable Distances is made possible by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. 


With generous support from Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Bortolami Gallery, New York, and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Köln


On Inevitable Distances a book of the same name will be published jointly by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme, Hatje Cantz Verlag and KW. The publication, designed by Carolina Aboarrage, includes contributions by the artist Renée Green, Kathrin Bentele, Howie Chen, Emma Hedditch, Katherine McKittrick, Taylor Le Melle, Ima-Abasi Okon, and others, and is edited by Mason Leaver-Yap. The book will be available at the KW Bookstore in early 2022.

Runtime: from October 2021

Price info: berlinpass–holder: 4 € Free admission to visitors up to and including 18, holders of the KW Lover* card, members of the KW Freunde e. V.


Free admission on the anniversary weekend 18/19.9!

Price: €8.00

Reduced price: €6.00

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