As long as it lasts: A History of the Renaissance Society, 1990-2001
The Renaissance Society is a contemporary art museum free and open to the public. A companion to A History of the Renaissance Society: The First Seventy-Five Years, this volume contains a complete list of the programming of 1990–2000—every exhibition and the lectures, readings, performances, and concerts that complemented them.
Highlights of the book are photo documentation of exhibitions of such significant contemporary artists as Juan Munoz (1990), Isa Genzken (1992), Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1994), Diana Thater (1995), Heimo Zobernig (1996), Kara Walker (1997), Kerry James Marshall (1998), Moshekwa Langa (1999), and Thomas Hirschhorn (2000), at the Renaissance Society during the decade. Rachel Weiss's essay discusses the Society's programming in relation to the social and political milieu of the 1990s; Kathryn Hixson writes about the Society's role as producer, providing artists with the opportunity to create new and site-specific works; and John Corbett addresses the internationally recognized program of improvised and contemporary chamber music concerts that has emerged at the Renaissance Society over these 10 years. The book also features selections from the Society's lecture program—Jennifer Bloomer on Cristina Iglesias, Diedrich Diederichson on Martin Kippenberger, Ann Norton on Kim Dingle, and Lisa Wainwright on Raymond Pettibon. Also included are essays by Jan Avgikos on Hannes Brunner, Timothy Martin on Albert Oehlen, and Hamza Walker on Darren Almond.
This volume will be of value not just as a reference book, but as a critical collection of writings on both individual artists and on the unique role of the Renaissance Society in the contemporary art world.
Published by the Renaissance Society, 2001, hardcover with jacket, 300 pages, 12 x 9 inches.