Ryan Trecartin Re’Search Wait'S

Ryan Trecartin is recognised as one of the most inventive and exciting young artists working today, described by New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl as ‘the most consequential artist to have emerged since the 1980s’.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 15 May 2015 to Sunday 13 September 2015

Lizzie Fitch
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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Monday 16 March 2015.
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Trecartin has collaborated with Lizzie Fitch since they were first-year students of Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, where he majored in film/animation/video, and she majored in painting. The National Gallery of Victoria is proud to present the first major Australian exhibition of Trecartin’s work, featuring the Re’Search Wait’S quartet of films, 2009–10, as well as the newly acquired Fitch–Trecartin ‘sculptural theatre’, Available Sync, 2011.

Re’Search Wait’S comprises four films: Ready, The Re’Search, Roamie View: History Enhancement and Temp Stop which together form an immersive and visceral essay on consumerism and identity, played out in a twisted sub-Hollywood milieu of excess and narcissism. These are films of speed, neuroses, gossip, confessions, hysteria and exhibitionism featuring cyphers (often child actors playing child actors) performing roles in narratives symbolic of contemporary pop culture told by overwrought and overstimulated tweens. The presentation of Available Sync marks the first time an Australian institution has acquired or displayed one of these unique environments.