Johan 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.
Grimonprez achieved international acclaim with his film essay, Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. With its premiere at Centre Pompidou and Documenta X in Kassel in 1997, it eerily foreshadowed the events of September 11th. The film tells the story of airplane hijackings since the 1970s and how these changed the course of news reporting. The movie consists of recycled images taken from news broadcasts, Hollywood movies, animated films and commercials. As a child of the first TV generation, the artist mixes reality and fiction in a new way and presents history as a multi-perspective dimension open to manipulation.
Grimonprez's Looking for Alfred, 2005, plays with the theme of the double through simulations and reversals. The point of departure is the film director Alfred Hitchcock and his legendary guest appearances in his own films. Innumerable Hitchcock doppelgangers act out a mysterious game of confusion in which Hitchcock meets Hitchcock. This puzzling game of confusion also pays tribute to the pictorial cosmos of the Surrealist painter René Magritte. Looking for Alfred won the International Media Award (ZKM, Germany) in 2005 as well as the European Media Award in 2006.
Grimonprez's productions have traveled the main festival circuit from Telluride, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, to Tokyo and Berlin. Curatorial projects were hosted at major exhibitions and museums worldwide such as the Whitney Museum in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich and the Tate Modern in London. Grimonprez's work is included in numerous collections such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Kanazawa Art Museum, Japan, the National Gallery, Berlin and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Grimonprez is currently a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts (New York).
Johan Grimonprez lives and works in Brussels and New York.
Artist and Founding member of La Cienegas Projects Gallery
There will be an artist talk at 7:00 and 4 studio visits:
Studio Visits: (50 min)
Sign-up will open on Tuesday, January 19th at 12:15.
Steven Hull's website
La Cienegas Projects Gallery
Monday, March 1st
She will give a lecture at 7:00 and hold 3 studio visit sessions.
Sign-up for studio visits opens Tuesday, January 19th at 12:00
Studio Visits: (45 min)
Art in America Review 2006
Air de Paris Gallery
Phil Chang received his MFA from CalArts and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. Recent exhibitions of his work have taken place at Renwick Gallery, New York; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles; Marvelli Gallery, New York; Hudson Franklin, New York; and the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design. His work has been written about in The New Yorker. He is currently visiting faculty at the University of California Los Angeles and a lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design. Chang lives and works in Los Angeles.
You can see more of his work at http://www.philchang.com
Studio Visits for Wednesday Jan 20. Sign ups will begin Friday Jan 15 at 11AM
15 min break
15 min break
Performance with Vito Acconci
Mika Tajima: Born 1975 in Los Angeles, California; lives in New York, New York.
New Humans, a collaborative founded by Mika Tajima with Howie Chen, explores the intersecting strata of sound, installation, and performance within the context of Tajima’s visual art practice. The elements making up Tajima’s projects slip from foreground sculptures to background props, staging markers, and functional structures, their status in continual transition and production. Challenging the audience’s expectations of sculpture as a static presence, Tajima combines multimedia installations with serial performance elements by New Humans including sonically spare noise music grounded in Minimal composition and evoking a post– John Cage mayhem. A constantly changing roster of collaborators from different disciplines contributes to a relentless layering of visual and aural textures, creating a discordant dialogue.
More information at:
Sign ups will be posted Friday at 11am:
Monday Feb 8
Talk at 7:30