Still from Trecartin’s “ANY EVER” trailer (capture by author)

In advance of Ryan Trecartin’s upcoming exhibition at PS1, the artist has released a trailer teaser to get us all excited for a new batch of video works.

This two-minute trailer marks the first time that Trecartin has cut together his longer videos into a shorter clip reel. Not surprisingly, the trailer format works well for the artist, whose work is often characterized by its frenetic pace and in-your-face attitude. If you don’t like his other work, this certainly isn’t going to convince you that Ryan is the next great video artist. But if you’re into it, it looks like more of the same — crazy slang, sassy characters with weird make-up and barren suburban landscapes.

Ryan Trecartin’s ANY EVER is on view at PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City) from June 19 through September 3. The opening date happens to fall on Father’s Day. A purposeful gesture? We’ll have to see. Here’s hoping the show is better than Laurel Nakadate’s current self-obsessed floor-size showcase.

Kyle Chayka was senior editor at Hyperallergic. He is a cultural critic based in Brooklyn and has contributed to publications including ARTINFO, ARTnews, Modern Painters, LA Weekly, Kill Screen, Creators...

2 replies on “Ryan Trecartin Makes a Movie Trailer”

  1. Aside from Art Vent, this might be the first place I’ve seen somebody mention how terrible the Nakadate show is. Artforum, the Times (Ken Johnson) and the Observer (Michael Miller) all loved it, and I was starting to feel like *I* was the crazy one.

    1. Let me categorically state that I was not a fan of the many halls filled with semi-softcore photos of Nakadate crying, whether it was “in character” or not. Her longer video works I like more.

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