Johan Grimonprez Events

exhibition icon EXHIBITION

Double Take: Film and Text Works by Johan Grimonprez
October 21 – December 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

[download DoubleTake catalog]

Special events:
All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 21
Opening Reception with Concurrent Exhibitions
Vie du Pacifique II (John Young Museum of Art)
Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky (Commons Gallery)

1:30–1:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artist and project director Jennifer Sanzaro-Nishimura (John Young Museum of Art)
2:00–2:20 p.m., Gallery walk-through with curators Jaimey Hamilton-Faris and José Ferreira (The Art Gallery)
2:30–2:50 p.m., Gallery walk-through with visiting artists Matthew Szosz + Anna Mlasowsky at the Commons Gallery
3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception (ART Building Breezeway + John Young Museum of Art)

Music by guitarist Christopher Hopper

[NEW DATE] Tuesday, October 23  7:00 pm
Artist Talk with Johan Grimonprez via Skype (ART Building room 101)

Thursday, November 1  3:00-5:00 pm 
Forum : Film, Fact, Fiction, and Fear (ART Building room 101)
with Discussants Christina Gerhardt, Markus Wessendorf and Jairus Grove

Exhibition Summary:
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?

Artist Bio
Grimonprez 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 now divides his time between Belgium and New York and is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, 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.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; SEED IDEAS, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.

Address, Hours, + Admission
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu (UH Mānoa campus)
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays; Nov. 6, Election Day; Nov. 12, Veterans Day; Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 23, Non-instructional day.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Johan Grimonprez
Double Take, 2009 (detail)
Courtesy of Universal Picture Studios.

Information may be subject to change.