Ryan Trecartin's first major solo museum exhibition in New York at MoMA's PS1 is a multi-room video installation bringing together a body of work produced between 2007 and 2010. Tracartin's video-based projects are frenetically paced and his narrative explores consumer culture and art world dichotomies through a social media lens. Created in the post millennium internet generation, Trecartin's work resonates with his peer group much in the same way Alex Bag captured the Nineties materialism and stereotypes. Tracartin's commentary can be heavy handed in terms of the installation. Visitors who want to listen to the audio accompanying each video must sit in expensive office chairs, airplane seats or stadium bleachers. The implications of our consumerism is forced upon us visually and physically.
Any Ever by Ryan Trecartin is on view through September 3 at the MOMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York.
Photo and text Juliana Balestin