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Art Basel Unlimited
Douglas Gordon

June 14–17, 2018, hall 1
Messe Basel
www.artbasel.com

Douglas Gordon’s 2016 film I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person will be presented at Art Basel Unlimited (stand U28). The film is a portrait of Jonas Mekas, the legendary artist, filmmaker, poet, curator, and godfather of American avant-garde cinema. At ninety-five years old, Mekas is among the few remaining survivors of Nazi persecution. The film has been hailed by critics and viewers alike for its revelatory treatment of history and innovative approach to the biographical genre.

Gordon’s Feature Film (1999) will be screened at 9pm on Thursday, June 14, as part of the Art Basel Short Film Program. The film focuses intimately on the hands and facial gestures of conductor James Conlon while he conducts the orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris in performing the haunting soundtrack of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958). To reserve tickets, contact film@artbasel.com.

Visit our Artsy page to preview Gordon’s work at Unlimited, and for an online-only presentation of his photographs and prints.

Douglas Gordon, I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person, 2016 (detail) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Douglas Gordon, I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person, 2016 (detail) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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Chris Burden, Ode to Santos-Dumont, 2015. Photo: Peter Brenner

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Art Basel Unlimited
Chris Burden

June 15–18, 2017, hall 1
Messe Basel
www.artbasel.com

Chris Burden’s monumental performance sculpture, Ode to Santos-Dumont, will be presented at Art Basel Unlimited. The flying machine was inspired by Brazilian-born pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, widely considered the father of aviation in France, and modeled after Santos-Dumont’s 1901 dirigible that flew around the Eiffel Tower. Completed after a decade of research and work by Burden, Ode to Santos-Dumont offers a palpable and emotional expression of the density of air, gravity, and energy required to move about in our earthly environment.

Flight schedule:
June 12: 4:30pm, 7pm
June 13–14: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
June 15–18: 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm

Chris Burden, Ode to Santos-Dumont, 2015. Photo: Peter Brenner

Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Gagosian at Selfridges Corner Shop

Through March 30, 2019
Selfridges, London
www.selfridges.com

Selfridges has invited the Gagosian Shop to showcase a curated selection of items at the department store’s Corner Shop in anticipation of the unveiling of London’s new Elizabeth railway line in 2020. The pop-up features apparel by Douglas Gordon and prints by Richard Wright—both artists who will have new public installations in the Tottenham Court Road station, located close to Selfridges—and much more.

To celebrate the closing of the collaboration, Gagosian and Selfridges will host a reception at the Corner Shop in Selfridges on Thursday, March 28, from 6pm to 8pm. To attend the event, RSVP to rsvplondon@gagosian.com.

Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Selfridges Oxford Street shop windows featuring work by Richard Wright, London, 2019

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Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright
at Selfridges

Through March 28, 2019
Selfridges, London
www.selfridges.com

Ahead of the unveiling of London’s new Elizabeth railway line in 2020, Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright were commissioned to create artworks for the windows of Selfridges as part of the department store’s recently launched State of the Arts project.

Selfridges Oxford Street shop windows featuring work by Richard Wright, London, 2019

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