press release

The work of internationally acclaimed film & video director Johan Grimonprez will be at the Project Room, Santa Monica Museum of Art from April 20-June 9 2002, in an exhibition organized by Ciara Ennis.

The title of the exhibition - How Do We Know the Sky Isn't Really Green and We're just Colorblind? sets the uncertain tone for Grimonprez's investigation into the history of sky-jacking and its interpretation, mythologizing, and manipulation by the media over the past thirty years. For the project, Grimonprez has created an environment reminiscent of an airport lounge complete with television monitors, coffee tables, INFLIGHT magazine, and extra wide seating. Also on view will be Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, (1997) Grimonperez' sensational and critically acclaimed study of sky-jacking.

Grimonprez has presented his work in numerous exhibitions, events & festivals around the world; including Documenta X, (Kassel); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Deitch Projects, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Gent; and the Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London.

He studied at the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He is currently researching a new film project on 'Happy Endings'. Pressetext

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Johan Grimonprez