VDB Welcomes Renée Green with a 15% Discount on Educational Purchases

Still from "Partially Buried Continued", copyright Renée Green. Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Still from Partially Buried Continued, copyright Renée Green. Courtesy of Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Video Data Bank is delighted to announce that renowned artist Renée Green has joined the VDB collection. In celebration, we are offering a 15% discount on all Educational Purchases of Renée Green’s work for a limited period of time. Simply use coupon code RGREE2016 at the checkout.

Renée Green is an artist, writer, and filmmaker known for her highly layered and formally complex multimedia installations in which ideas, perception, and experience are examined from myriad perspectives. Through films, essays and writings, installations, digital media, architecture, sound-related works, film series and events, her work engages with explorations into circuits of relation and exchange.

This recent acquisition includes six single titles and two compilations:
Partially Buried (1996), Partially Buried Continued (1997),
Some Chance Operations (1999), Come Closer (2008),
Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009), Excess (2009),
Endless Dreams Compilation (2016), Partially Buried Compilation (2016)

Her exhibitions, videos and films have been viewed throughout the world in museums and art institutions, biennials and festivals. These include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Vienna Secession; as well as in Documenta, the Whitney Biennial, and the Venice Biennale.

Ongoing Becomings, a retrospective exhibition of twenty years of Green’s work, was organized in 2009 by the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne. In 2010 the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, organized Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams, a survey exhibition highlighting her time-based work. In addition, her filmic work has been featured in the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, in Arsenal, Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin, and in the Cinemateca Portuguesa, Museu do Cinema, Lisbon. In 2008 La rêve de l’artiste et du spectateur, a retrospective of Green’s films, took place at the Jeu de Paume in Paris.

A prolific writer, a selection of Green’s scripts has been collected in her books Other Planes of There: Selected Writings (Duke University Press, 2014), Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2010), and Shadows and Signals (Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2000).

“Green [proposes] an understanding of history as something contingent and incomplete—ultimately as a personal concern, politically and artistically. Her time machine takes her to places and periods that help her not only to understand her own history as a product of social and political movements, but also to bring together like-minded people and sympathizers, creating genealogies across time and space. Her ‘order of things’ is a construction in which personal and public affinities become clear.”
Andreas Spiegl, www.freize.com

Use coupon code RGREE2016 for a 15% discount on Educational Purchases on DVD and Blu-ray (expires August 31st, 2016).

News on the VDB Team

We are thrilled to welcome George William Price and Zachary Vanes to VDB. Both George and Zach bring with them a wealth of experience and a passion for artist’s moving-image.

George William Price
Development and Marketing Manager

As Development and Marketing Manager, George leads VDB’s promotional and development efforts, manages the submissions and acquisitions process, and is responsible for the organization’s external community relations.

Before his position at VDB George was the project coordinator for PAHC / studio where he oversaw research and management of studio projects for artist and philanthropist Paula Crown. He was the founder and director of FLATspace, a curatorial project created to further the professional development of early-career practitioners across Chicagoland and foster connections with the academic community.

George has curated and administered numerous exhibitions and moving image programs for institutions such as Conversations at the Edge, Chicago Urban Art Society, Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, and University of the Arts London. He has also worked for a number of arts organizations in both the USA and UK including Matt’s Gallery, London; Electronic Arts Intermix, New York City; and Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago.

Zachary Vanes
Distribution Manager


Newly promoted from his previous position as VDB Distribution Assistant, Zachary’s current role involves overseeing orders and inquiries regarding purchases and rentals, artist and client services, and coordinating exhibitions and screenings with national and international arts organizations.

He received a BA in Film Studies and English Literature from DePauw University. Over the past few years, Zachary has worked with some of Chicago’s most venerated film institutions including Kartemquin Films, Doc Films at the University of Chicago, and Music Box Theatre. At the Chicago International Film Festival, he helped organize the documentary competition, introduced screenings, and led Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Zachary is currently pursuing a Masters in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.