Double Take: Film and Text Works by Johan Grimonprez

October 21, 2018 - December 6, 2018
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, The Art Gallery Add to Calendar

In provocative and groundbreaking film essays and video installations artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez explores the evasive effects of media illusion on historical memory. Grimonprez is best known for his films "Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y" (1997), a critically-acclaimed examination of representations of airplane hijackings, "Double Take" (2009), a poetic interpretation of Cold War politics told through Alfred Hitchcock’s eyes, and Shadow World (2017) an exposé of the weapons-trade deals. Using a combination of found footage and scripted fictional scenarios, Grimonprez invokes the “double take,” that uncanny feeling that one has missed something the first time around and needs to look again. Can the “double take” invite the spectator to negotiate the difference between fact and fiction in our ever more mediated political arena?

Johan Grimonprez is was born in Roeselare, Belgium in 1962. He studied at the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and now divides his time between Belgium and New York. His distributors are Soda Pictures and Kino Lorber International, and his artwork is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, and the gallerie kamel mennour, Paris.

SPECIAL EVENTS: All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 21

Combined opening events for Vie du Pacifique II, Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky at the Commons Gallery, and Double Take: Films by Johan Grimonprez at The Art Gallery, UHM

1:30–1:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artist and project director Jennifer Sanzaro-Nishimura at the John Young Museum of Art

2:00–2:20 p.m., Gallery walk-through with curators Jaimey Hamilton-Faris and José Ferreira at The Art Gallery

2:30–2:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artists Matthew Szosz + Anne Mlasowsky at the Commons Gallery

3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception at The Art Gallery and John Young Museum of Art

Live guitar music by Christopher Hopper

Tu esday, October 23

7:00 p.m. Artist Talk with Johan Grimonprez via Skype (Room 101)

Thursday, November 1

3:00-5:00 p.m. "Film, Fact, Fiction, and Fear," Forum with Christina Gerhardt, Markus Wessendorf, and Jairus Grove (Room 101)

Ticket Information
Gallery hours: Mon. - Fri. 10:00-4:00; Sun. 12:00-4:00. Closed Sat. & holidays.

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

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