Ryan Trecartin on "Any Ever," Miami Vibes, and Reacting to Reaction

Video artist Ryan Trecartin's work is intense, but in the good way. He said it makes some people anxious, but generally speaking, it's a little unnerving, a tiny bit scary, very funny, so smart, and sweetly over-stimulating. "Any Ever," his MOCA exhibit that opened last night, includes seven movies created with the help of other Miami artists, including his main collaborator Lizzie Fitch.

The 30-year-old RISD grad has already been honored as a recipient of the Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts, received the New Artist of the Year Award at the Guggenheim Museum, awarded a Pew Fellowship, and appeared in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. The New York Times just called his work Any Ever, which is showing concurrently at MOMA's PS 1 in New York, "game-changing." It's hypnotic, and it mind-fucks. You'll love it. Read on for our Trecartin Q&A.

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Liz Tracy has written for publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Refinery29, W, Glamour, and, of course, Miami New Times. She was New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor for three years. Now she plays one mean monster with her 2-year-old son and obsessively watches British mysteries.
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