Kandis Williams: I feel like you’re one of the artists that I discovered after going to Cooper. I spent half my time at Cooper at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, and I didn’t find out about your work until the end.
Renée Green and Kandis Williams Share an Artistic Frequency
Renée Green and Kandis Williams have never met IRL, but they share a frequency as artists invested in language, publishing and their collusions with the visual. Both educators, editors and filmmakers, Green and Williams have carved pathways through art’s traditional categories to create new spaces to explore. This has included founding publishing houses (Williams runs Cassandra Press) and dream production companies (Green’s Free Agent Media is more than a decade old). As a reward for this pioneering, they’ve been repeatedly told by institutions that there is no lineage for their ideas and work, when in fact it’s quite clear it is only a Zoom call away. Here, we ask Green and Williams—ahead of major shows at the KW Institute and Ebony L. Haynes's new Tribeca gallery, 52 Walker, respectively—to break the ice and begin unpacking the potential of what this intergenerational dialogue could look like.