New York

Renée Green

Pat Hearn Gallery

How is taste made and unmade? Renee Green addressed this question in her most recent project Taste Venue, 1994, by seeking to don multiple hats—cultural anthropologist, gallerist, social historian, esthetician, booking agent, curator, and cultural critic—in order to remind us once again that Eurocentric cultural values cannot claim universal validity. Green has long been preoccupied with exploring why the fundamental ethnic, racial, and ideological hybridity of our culture is still not widely acknowledged or understood, and with addressing how distinct, and occasionally antagonistic, cultural languages and experiences inform one another. In an effort to examine these issues in a new way, Green used this occasion to create conditions in which cultural intersections and interactions could become more than merely symbolic. She placed an advertisement in the “party section” of The Village

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