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Douglas Gordon, Michel Auder, Lolita Jablonskienė

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5–6pm
Messe Basel
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Douglas Gordon will speak with photographer Michel Auder and art critic Lolita Jablonskienė on the life and legacy of Jonas Mekas, the “godfather of avant-garde film.” All three speakers were friends and admirers of Mekas. Gordon’s 2016 film I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person incorporates one minute of real-time footage per year of Mekas’s momentous life, covering his departure from his native Lithuania, to his time in forced-labor camps and a displaced persons’ center during World War II, to his eventual arrival in New York, and beyond. The discussion, moderated by Maxa Zoller, curator of Art Basel’s Film Sector, is titled “‘Reminiscence of a Journey’—The Legacy of Jonas Mekas.” The event is free to attend.

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

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
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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), 2017 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Commissioned and produced by Locus+

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