As part of The Conditions of Being Art, a series of public programs will extend the exhibition research, through screenings, talks and conversations. On Saturday, December 8th at 2:30pm in the Hessel Museum of Art galleries, the artist, writer, and filmmaker Renée Green will speak to her close relationship with Pat Hearn during the years they worked together, as well as her contact and relationship with Colin de Land and American Fine Arts, Co. She will also reflect on her international travels with Hearn, which opened the path to Green’s ongoing work as an artist. After a stroll through the galleries, film and video excerpts will be shown.
The exhibition also includes Ana Mendieta’s Ñáñigo Burial (1976), an important work in her Silueta series, that was previously presented at Pat Hearn Gallery. Ñáñigo Burial consists of 47 black candles arranged in a silhouette of the artist’s body. As part of the recreation of Mendieta’s work in the Hessel Museum of Art exhibition, the candles will be lit on December 8th, during the museum’s open hours, between 11am to 5pm.
Renée Green is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Her exhibitions, videos, and films have been seen throughout the world in museums, biennales, and festivals. A selection of her books includes Other Planes of There: Selected Writings, Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams, and Ongoing Becomings. Pacing, her two-year project at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, culminated in the Spring 2018 with Within Living Memory, an exhibition inhabiting all public spaces of Le Corbusier’s building. She is also a Professor at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.