Makeup Lena Koro for NARS Cosmetics (Tracey Mattingly)
On June 19th (Father’s Day), Ryan Trecartin opens his first large-scale museum exhibition in New York, at MoMA PS1 , Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever . The work is an epic video piece in seven pseudo-linear installments: Trill-ogy Comp contains the three “sections,” K-CoreaINC.K (section a) , Sibling Topics (section a) , and P.opular S.ky (section ish) ; and Re’Search Wait’S comprises four, titled Ready , The Re’Search , Roamie View: History Enhancement , and Temp Stop . Through these films, Trecartin assembles an all-star/no-star cast of Miami locals, artist and friend collaborators, yoga professionals, out of work tween stars from Orlando, and reality TV “performers” to address topics like: “transumerism,” or, consumerism through experience; forgoing the importance of who one is in favor of where; the practicality of hobbyism in the face of careerism; “tween-aged” microcosms; stereotypical international homogenization; and sibling dynamics between quadruplets who reside at different points on the transgender spectrum—among other pressing multi-generational, post-cyber/pre-hotel concerns.
Yemenwed, Woman Merges With Car, video still, 2010 For her thesis show at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, curator Courtney Malick brings together three performances by three different artists happening in three different places at three different times. The connection? The context.