Johan Grimonprez

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi


Wednesday 25 October
Workshop, talk and screening with Johan Grimonprez

Artist Johan Grimonprez, whose work is based on the critical analysis of the power of images, is at the Teatrino for two appointments: a workshop for students and a talk and screening open to the public.

From 11 am to 1 pm *
Workshop for students dedicated to the concept of the common in storytelling of art practises.
Download the presentation of the workshop

6 pm
Talk with Johan Grimonprez and curator Carolie Bourgeois followed by the screening of the artist's film Shadow World (2016, 94').
Inspired by The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein, the film is a cinematic documentary that reveals the realities of the global arms trade and how it fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracies and creates widespread suffering.
Free entry until capacity is reached.

Johan Gimonprez (born in Roeselare, Belgium in 1962)
Johan Grimonprez achieved international acclaim with his film essay, dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. With its premiere at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France and Documenta X 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.

* How to participate to the workhop
Workshop led in English without translation.

The number of participants is limited to 15 students enrolled at Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Università Ca' Foscari and Università Iuav. A certificate of attendance will be released for university credits.

A contribution fee of 20€ per participant is requested. Participants will receive a free Membership Card.
Participation is free for participants who already hold a Membership Card.

Mandatory registration by email at by Wednesday 18 October 2018.