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Hitnes

THE IMAGE HUNTER: ON THE TRAIL OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

EXHIBITION SPECS

Number of Works
15 Shadow Boxes, 53 Miniature Etchings, 2 Book of Miniature Etchings, 5 Artist Sketchbooks, Project Paraphernalia
Dimensions
Varied
Space Requirement
2500 sq ft
Participation Fee
$6,500 for 8 weeks
Shipping Costs
Venue pays for incoming shipping
Insurance
To be carried by venue
Exhibition Signage
Label and wall text provided in digital format
Supporting Materials
Short documentary video about the artist, 300 copies of the educational brochure
Programming
Artist is available for educational programming at an additional cost. Artist is also available for public art mural projects at an additional cost.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
August 17 - September 29, 2018
Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
Lake Charles, LA
http://www.cityoflakecharles.com/department/division.php?fDD=3-29
February 22 - April 26, 2019
High Desert Museum
Bend, OR
https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/
October 17, 2020 - January 3, 2021
For more information, please contact Katie Hirsch: MccampbellKG@cofc.edu

In late 2015, Italian artist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip throughout America with the goal of retracing the endeavors of John James Audubon in the 19th century. Audubon’s ambitious goal was to document all of the birds in the country, and these well-known drawings made up his book The Birds in America. Captivated by the enormous scope of Audubon’s goal, Hitnes traveled across the country, aiming to cover in three months what Audubon did in as many decades. Hitnes’s journey on one hand allowed him to explore the state of the birds nearly two centuries after Audubon encountered them. But it also became an all-encompassing performance project in which he gathered materials and made sketches, created public murals, and documented his interactions with a wide range of Americans in video.

Hitnes’s exhibition documents his journey, elaborating on what it is that drives a person to dedicate multiple decades of their life to pursuing an obsession like Audubon did. The exhibition features a range of work informed by his own expedition, and he includes other objects and ephemera collected on his trek. The exhibition is accompanied by a short documentary video about Hitnes’s trip, directed by filmmaker Giacomo Agnetti. 

Learn more about The Image Hunter project here.

Hitnes

THE IMAGE HUNTER: ON THE TRAIL OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

EXHIBITION SPECS

Number of Works
15 Shadow Boxes, 53 Miniature Etchings, 2 Book of Miniature Etchings, 5 Artist Sketchbooks, Project Paraphernalia
Dimensions
Varied
Space Requirement
2500 sq ft
Participation Fee
$6,500 for 8 weeks
Shipping Costs
Venue pays for incoming shipping
Insurance
To be carried by venue
Exhibition Signage
Label and wall text provided in digital format
Supporting Materials
Short documentary video about the artist, 300 copies of the educational brochure
Programming
Artist is available for educational programming at an additional cost. Artist is also available for public art mural projects at an additional cost.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
August 17 - September 29, 2018
Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
Lake Charles, LA
http://www.cityoflakecharles.com/department/division.php?fDD=3-29
February 22 - April 26, 2019
High Desert Museum
Bend, OR
https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/
October 17, 2020 - January 3, 2021
For more information, please contact Katie Hirsch: MccampbellKG@cofc.edu
About the Artist

Born in Rome, where he currently lives and works, Hitnes is a painter and muralist. A frequent traveler, Hitnes has completed residencies in countries including China, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Norway, Colombia, and the United States. His work has been featured in venues around the globe, including the Instituto Italiano di Cultura, New York; Museo Civico di Zoologia, Rome; 999contemporary, Rome; and Fifty24MX, Mexico City, among others.

Learn more about Hitnes here: http://www.hitnes.org/

 

The Image Hunter - Video

The Image Hunter - Film Preview

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GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
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Open until 7pm on Thursdays
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