Ryan Trecartin is widely considered to be the artist of our moment. Calvin Tompkins of the New Yorker recently dubbed him ‘a video art visionary’ whose work is full of ‘breaking news from the future.’ 

This Perth debut of Trecartin’s work features Art Gallery of WA’s major new acquisitions, the movies Sibling Topics 2009 and CENTER JENNY 2013.

These incredibly intense and inventive works will be presented alongside four more movies:
K-CorealNC.K 2009, P.opular S.ky 2009, Items Falls 2013, and Junior War 2013.

Screened daily, back to back, these six movies will immerse visitors in the ‘ecstatic poetics’ of Trecartin’s practice, giving them an in-depth introduction into the work of one of the most innovative and vital artists at work today.

This exhibition is a highlight of the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival. 

Image Credit:

Ryan Trecartin
CENTER JENNY 2013 (still)
HD video
duration: 53 minutes 15 seconds
edition 5 of 6 with two artist proofs
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the TomorrowFund,
Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2014
Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
© Ryan Trecartin


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