Johan Grimonprez

In 1979, when he was thirty-nine, Jim Lewis decided to try to find his identical twin brother, from whom he was separated at birth. Six weeks later, Jim Lewis knocked on the door of Jim Springer. The moment they shook hands, they felt close as if they had known each other their whole lives. Not only that, they also learned about an amazing series of coin- cidences in their twindom. To begin with they realized they both were named Jim by their adoptive parents. Both had grown up with adoptive brothers called Larry. Both had married girls named Linda, divorced them and then both married girls named Betty. Both had named their sons James Allan. Both had owned a dog named Toy. Both chain smoked the same make of cigarette. The twins were fascinated, not only in these similarities in experience but by their mental similarities—one would start to say something and the other would finish it.

“Jim Lewis and Jim Springer”. Accessed 28 December 2010: www.angelfire.com / dragon3 / annabelle / twins.html

http://www.johangrimonprez.be

exhibitions

Sean Kelly Gallery
2017 New York

Sean Kelly Gallery
2013 New York

SMAK
2011, Gent

Blaffer Art Museum
2011, Houston

The Fruitmarket Gallery
2010, Edinburgh

Sean Kelly Gallery
2009 New York

gallerie kamel mennour
2007 Paris

Pinakothek der Moderne
2007, München

Erna Hecey Gallery
2005, Brussels

Yvon Lambert Gallery
2004, New York

Badischer Kunstverein
2001, Karlsruhe

Deitch Projects
2000, New York

books

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards
2011

Looking for Alfred
2007

It will be all right if you come again, only next time
don’t bring any gear, except a tea kettle...

[edition book] 2004

dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y / a Holiday from History
2003

Inflight
2000

...we must be over the rainbow!
1998

It will be all right if you come again, only next time
don’t bring any gear, except a tea kettle...
1994