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Douglas Gordon
Portrait of Janus (divided states)

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8pm
Babylon, Berlin
www.videoart-at-midnight.de

Douglas Gordon’s film Portrait of Janus (divided states) (2017) will be screened in Berlin. The film captures the tattooing of the boundary line of Korea’s demilitarized zone, the strip of land separating North and South Korea, along the spine of a young Korean man, Janus Hoon Jang, accompanied by a cello improvisation by Okkyung Lee. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Douglas Gordon, Portrait of Janus (divided states), 2017 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Commissioned and produced by Locus+

Douglas Gordon, Portrait of Janus (divided states), 2017 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Commissioned and produced by Locus+

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Douglas Gordon, I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person, 2016 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Douglas Gordon, Michel Auder, Lolita Jablonskienė

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Messe Basel
artbasel.com/basel

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

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Douglas Gordon, Portrait of Janus (divided states), 2017 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Commissioned and produced by Locus+

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Douglas Gordon
Portrait of Janus (divided states)

Friday, November 9, 2018, 6pm
Void, Derry, Northern Ireland
www.derryvoid.com

Douglas Gordon’s film Portrait of Janus (divided states) (2017), which focuses on Korea’s demilitarized zone, the strip of land separating North and South Korea, will be screened by the Void in Derry, Northern Ireland. Gordon will be in conversation with David Holmes before the screening. To attend the free event, register at www.derryvoid.com.

Douglas Gordon, Portrait of Janus (divided states), 2017 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Commissioned and produced by Locus+

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