Belgian filmmaker and artist Johan Grimonprez‘s 2017 single-channel video "| blue orchids |" (48 min) exposes the haunting disillusionment of two men on either side of the truth about the international military industrial complex: one, Christopher Hedges, a former New York Times war correspondent; the other, Riccardo Privitera, an arms dealer. "| blue orchids |" was conceived and produced alongside Grimonprez’s feature length documentary about the global arms trade entitled "Shadow World," based on Andrew Feinstein’s 2011 book by the same name.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Image: Still from "| blue orchids |," 2017, 48 min. © Johan Grimonprez, courtesy of ZAP-O-MATIK and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Gund Gallery, Buchwald-Wright Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022