Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever

Jun 19–Sep 3, 2011

MoMA PS1

Installation view of Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever at MoMA PS1, June 19–September 3, 2011. Photo: Matthew Septimus

MoMA PS1 presents Any Ever, the New York premiere of the artist Ryan Trecartin's (b. 1981, Webster, Tex.) 2007-2010 body of work, produced in Miami with collaborator Lizzie Fitch and contributors ranging from friends and fellow artists to working child actors.

MoMA PS1's first-floor Main Gallery will be devoted to the nonsequential series of seven movies, which are structurally conceived in two parts, one consisting of a trilogy, Trill-ogy Comp (2009), and the other a quartet, Re'Search Wait'S (2009-10). The movies are interconnected spatially via networked viewing rooms and materially by characters, semblances of plot, and formal, recurring motifs.

Having emerged from the 2000s as an innovator of ecstatic new frontiers in art and cinema, Trecartin has been influential within the art world and among a broader, intergenerational set of thinkers and cultural consumers. Consistent with his work to date, this latest series mines emergent evolutions of identity, narrative, language, and visual culture for content, and propels these matters forward as expressive mediums, through darkly jubilant and categorically frenetic formal experimentations.

The exhibition is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1, and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art, with the assistance of Eliza Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1.

Lizzie Fitch has collaborated with Ryan Trecartin on all works in this exhibition.

Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever is made possible by MoMA's Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

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