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Shooting Wallpaper: Brigitte Zieger

September 5, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Manoa Campus, Krauss Hall, John Young Museum of Art Add to Calendar

Tuesday, September 5

4:00-6:00 p.m. Reception and artist conversation

John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Inspired by 18th century French "toile de Jouy" printed textiles and wallpaper, Paris-based artist Brigitte Zieger reimagines the designs through video installations. Zieger creates visual tensions by pairing historic utopian references with violent, thought-provoking visuals from contemporary society. "Shooting Wallpaper" (2006) presents idyllic pastoral motifs that turn into unexpected animated surfaces. The female shepherd suddenly stands, walks towards the viewer, and begins shooting a gun before turning back around and once again becomes camouflaged within the wallpaper patterns. The exhibition consists of four animated wallpapers including: "Shooting Wallpaper" (2006), "Exploding Wallpaper" (2007), "Tank Wallpaper" (2009), and "Bewildered" (2012). Each one asks viewers to think about what we present in our home, what our decor is made up of, and what realities they keep out of sight.

The exhibition will include a selection of 18th and 19th century French porcelain, generously donated by Steven and Ginger Spiegel, that is part of the permanent collection of the John Young Museum of Art. Juxtaposing Zieger’s animations with the French porcelain repositions the collection and invites questions into hidden social meanings.

Special Events:

All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 5

4:00-6:00 p.m. Reception and artist conversation

John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Sponsors: John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa, and anonymous donors.

Gallery hours: Mon. – Fri. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment; Closed: Sat. – Sun.; Veterans Day, Nov. 10; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23; Non-instructional Day, Nov. 24. Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Image:

Brigitte Zieger

"Shooting Wallpaper," 2006 (detail)

Courtesy of the artist.


Ticket Information
Gallery hours: Mon. – Fri. 1:00–4:00. Closed Sat., Sun., & holidays. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Manoa Campus

More Information
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-8364, gallery@hawaii.edu, http://hawaii.edu/johnyoung-museum/news/?p=535

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