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Johan Grimonprez

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Seung Woo Back, Zoe Beloff, Thomas Demand, Mark Dion, Leandro Erlich, Omer Fast, Cao Fei, John Gerrard, Johan Grimonprez, Iris Haussler, Jonn Herschend, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lavier, An-My Lê, Joel Lederer, Sharon Lockhart, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Eva and Franco Mattes, Yes Me, Jonathan Monk, Vik Muniz, Trevor Paglen, Walid Raad, Dario Robleto, Eve Sussman, Mary Temple, Ai Weiwei at SITE Santa Fe July 8th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Posted 8/15/12

From the flash and swagger of Vegas, to the manicured, lamppost-lined Main Street of Disneyland, we are proffered up a regular cultural diet of distorted, exaggerated versions of reality. The hyperreal seeps into even the most mundane crannies of our existence: our newspapers, breakfast cereal, tennis shoes, and coupon-clippings. Everywhere you turn there is something to buy, sniff, gnaw on, or run your finger along the sides of that has that certain smack of the real, that kind of chewy, overripe... [more]

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Johan Grimonprez at S.M.A.K. October 15th, 2011 - January 29th, 2012
Posted 11/13/11

S.M.A.K. is presenting the first extensive Belgian retrospective of the film-maker and artist Johan Grimonprez (1962, Roeselare). Several ensembles comprising video installations, storyboards and drawings will be assembled around key works in his oeuvre. In several of them, Grimonprez enters into dialogue with other people, including the artist Roy Villevoye and the documentary-maker Adam Curtis, and he also brings his films face to face with counterparts from past and present. His constantly expa... [more]

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