Since the late 1980s, Berlin-based American artist Renée Green (born 1959) has imagined and expanded the ways in which art can surface and give form to underwritten histories, collective memory and cultural exchange, through immensely compelling and beautifully constructed narrative installations, among other mediums. Her influential writings, films and sound works continue to trace and interrogate the forces of culture and power and their relationships with language, knowledge and the constitutions of selfhood.
Inevitable Distances presents recent productions in conversation with some of Green’s earliest and rarely exhibited works. Indicating the encounters and distances traveled in a life’s journey, the book puts her artistic production into a speculative thematic constellation. [publisher's note]