Pierre Huyghe, Stills from shooting ‘The Third Memory’, 2000. Huyghe had a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 2000 titled The Third Memory, also the name of the two-channel film he exhibited. Based on Sydney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon, a fictional film made in 1975 based on a Brooklyn bank robbery that took place in August of 1972, Huyghe brings together archival news footage of the actual event, excerpts from the film, and footage of John Wojtowicz (the person upon whom Al Pacino’s character Sonny Wortzik is based), Huyghe examines the intersection between film, filmic reality, reality as memory, and reality as constructed by the media.
Huyghe is included in Documenta 13.
1:35 pm • 8 June 2012 • 4 notes
Sterling Ruby, 2005. As part of group exhibition All the Pretty Corpses, 2005. Ruby currently has his first solo exhibition in France, “Soft Work”, on view at Champagne-Ardenne FRAC in Reims.
12:19 pm • 5 June 2012 • 17 notes
Jeff Koons, 2 Ball 50/50, 1985. Koons was part of a group exhibition at The Renaissance Society in 1986 titled New Sculpture. Koons has two exhibitions that will be run between June 20 and September 23, 2012 at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung. The two concurrent shows will deliberately separate the sculptural and painterly aspects of his oeuvre and present each in a context of its own.
11:02 am • 4 June 2012 • 37 notes
Join us Saturday, May 26th at noon, for a walk-through of our current exhibition, Dawoud Bey’sPicturing Peopleled by Associate Curator and Director of Education, Hamza Walker.
10:59 am • 23 May 2012 • 2 notes
Dawoud Bey Artist Talk, May 13 1012
1:51 pm • 17 May 2012 • 3 notes
Dawoud Bey, Chris (2002). RSVP to the opening reception and artist talk for Dawoud Bey’s “Picturing People”, a career survey including a new chapter of Strangers/Community, portraits of individuals from Hyde Park, Chicago, home to both the University of Chicago and the artist.
10:59 am • 4 May 2012 • 2 notes
Rebecca Morris Exhibition Poster, 2005. Our Print Archive is now accessible via The Renaissance Society website.
11:05 am • 2 May 2012 • 13 notes
Dawoud Bey, Paula Beigelsen and Shirley Sims, 2010. Bey will have a solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society from May 13 - June 24, 2012. The exhibition will feature selections from a new body of work titleStrangers/Communityand will also include an expansive survey of his career.
1:50 pm • 30 April 2012 • 7 notes
This Saturday, at 1pm in Swift Hall, The Renaissance Society presents the final event presented in conjunction with Yto Barrada’s exhibition “Riffs”. Contemporary Art and Documentary Practices, a roundtable discussion, features Natasha Egan, Curator, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography; David Hartt, artist; Judy Hoffman, documentary filmmaker; and Leslie Wilson, art historian.
10:19 am • 25 April 2012 • 3 notes