Interview with Johan Grimonprez
- Other / Artist interviews
Are You Ready for TV? was not an exhibition about television, but from the perspective of television. It presented 145 programmes produced by artists and thinkers specifically for the television medium. Eschewing any kind of chronological approach or encyclopaedic display, the exhibition was organised into ten sections that analysed the strategies employed by these directors to process images, address viewers, and reflect on the encounter between art and TV.
As part of the project, the artist and filmmaker Johan Grimonprez (1962) put together a nuanced selection of programmes that showed his take on the influence of television on public opinion and on the construction of the political sphere.