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Douglas Gordon, Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now... (1999–), installation view, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2024. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Screening

Douglas Gordon
Film as Raw Material

February 22–March 14, 2024, 6pm on Thursdays
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Join Gagosian for a series of film screenings inside Douglas Gordon’s exhibition All I need is a little bit of everything at the gallery’s Grosvenor Hill location. The show centrally features Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now... (1999–), an ever-growing installation displayed on more than a hundred screens, ranging from traditional TVs to iPads, that brings together nearly all of the artist’s video work from the past three decades. The four films selected for screening have been employed as raw materials in some of Gordon’s most important works and figure prominently in the encyclopedic installation.

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Douglas Gordon, Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now... (1999–), installation view, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2024. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Carsten Höller, Decimal Clock (Blue and Orange), 2023 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Thomas Lannes

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Noor Riyadh Festival 2023
The Bright Side of the Desert Moon

November 30–December 16, 2023
Various locations in Riyadh
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The third annual Noor Riyadh, a citywide festival of public art installations, will showcase expansive light-based artworks by more than one hundred artists across five pivotal city hubs. Titled The Bright Side of the Desert Moon, the selection features ephemeral sculptures, urban projections, and immersive site-specific installations, including neon works by Douglas Gordon and Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller, Decimal Clock (Blue and Orange), 2023 © Carsten Höller. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Rendering of Douglas Gordon’s if when why what (2018–22) on Piccadilly Lights, London

Public Installation

Douglas Gordon
if when why what

December 8–31, 2022, 8:22pm daily
Piccadilly Lights, London
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Beginning Thursday, December 8, Douglas Gordon will take over the Piccadilly Lights advertising screen in London’s Piccadilly Circus, as well as a global network of screens in cities including Berlin, Melbourne, Milan, New York, and Seoul, nightly for three minutes at 20:22 (8:22pm) local time throughout December, with his new film, if when why what (2018–22). The never-before-seen work examines the history of the surrounding area, in particular Soho’s relationship with the erotic entertainment industry, focusing on the neighborhood’s iconic neon signage. The project is presented by the Cultural Institute of Radical Contemporary Art (CIRCA) in conjunction with the exhibition Douglas Gordon: Neon Ark at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, and will also be viewable online on the CIRCA website.

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Rendering of Douglas Gordon’s if when why what (2018–22) on Piccadilly Lights, London

Richard Artschwager, Chair/Chair, 1990 © 2022 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Kunsttage Basel 2022
Richard Artschwager and Douglas Gordon

September 1–4, 2022, 11am–6pm
Basel
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Kunsttage Basel is a citywide program of art events at more than fifty-five museums, galleries, and other spaces. The exhibition Richard Artschwager, featuring a selection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings by the artist, will be on view at Gagosian, Basel, with extended hours. Douglas Gordon will also present work—including Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from About 1992 Until Now (1999–)in a weekend-long installation at Fondation Beyeler as part of the program.

Richard Artschwager, Chair/Chair, 1990 © 2022 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022 and © Philippe Parreno

Screening

Videocittà
Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno’s “Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait”

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 9pm
Gazometro, Rome
www.videocitta.com

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006), a film collaboration by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, will be screened on the fourth day of Videocittà, a yearly festival in Rome that celebrates moving images. Shot on seventeen synchronized cameras, Zidane frames the movements of footballer Zinédine Zidane in real time over the course of a single match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on April 23, 2005.

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Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022 and © Philippe Parreno

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

Exhibition

Broadcast
Alternate Meanings in Film and Video

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
—Timothy Leary

Gagosian is pleased to present Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video, an online exhibition of artists’ films and videos viewable exclusively on gagosian.com. The exhibition will be organized into a series of “chapters,” each lasting two weeks. The first chapter begins on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Broadcast: Alternate Meanings in Film and Video employs the innate immediacy of time-based art to spark reflection on the here and now, taking the words of famed psychologist and countercultural icon Timothy Leary as its starting point. 

Adam McEwen, Escape from New York, 2014 (still from “Battery Tunnel”) © Adam McEwen

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Douglas Gordon, undergroundoverheard, 2023 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2024

Commission

Douglas Gordon
Undergroundoverheard

Douglas Gordon’s undergroundoverheard (2023) will be unveiled at the new Dean Street entrance of the Tottenham Court Road station on February 1, 2024, as part of the Transport for London (TfL) Elizabeth Line, which opened for service in 2022. Installed on a large digital screen on the main wall of the new ticket hall, the video installation builds on Gordon’s text-based artworks that use short statements to make the reader speculate; for the first time, these have been translated into several of the most widely used languages in London, reflecting and celebrating the diversity of the surrounding Soho neighborhood. At seven stations on the Elizabeth Line, the Crossrail Art Programme commissioned public artworks that have been designed to interact both physically and conceptually with their sites.

Douglas Gordon, undergroundoverheard, 2023 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2024

CIRCA Prize 2023 call for submissions on Piccadilly Lights, London

Award

CIRCA Prize 2023

The Cultural Institute of Radical Contemporary Arts (CIRCA), a platform established in 2020 to present digital art in the public space, has launched the third edition of the CIRCA Prize, which calls for artists of all ages to respond to the CIRCA 20:23 manifesto on hope. Throughout September, thirty international artists will see their work appear at 20:23 (8:23pm) local time on London’s iconic Piccadilly Lights and across a global network of digital screens, following in the footsteps of CIRCA-commissioned artists such as Douglas Gordon and Patti Smith. A jury of artists and collaborators, including Gordon, will select the winner, who will receive £30,000 to support their future practice as well as a new trophy designed by Ai Weiwei.

CIRCA Prize 2023 call for submissions on Piccadilly Lights, London

Douglas Gordon’s hand alongside a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti at Institut Giacometti, Paris. Artwork © Succession Giacometti. Photo: Thomas Gangnet

Partnership

Douglas Gordon and
Institut Giacometti

The exhibition Douglas Gordon: The Morning After was scheduled to open at the Giacometti Institute in Paris on April 24, 2020, placing original works by Gordon side by side with those of Alberto Giacometti. Unfortunately, owing to the covid-19 crisis, the exhibition had to be delayed for a year. As a result, the institution has invited Douglas Gordon to collaborate on several activities from April 2020 through April 2021. This unprecedented partnership, the institute’s first with a contemporary artist, will variously take the form of impromptu interventions, disseminations, exchanges, and meetings on the foundation’s website and in the spaces of the institute and its partners.

Douglas Gordon’s hand alongside a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti at Institut Giacometti, Paris. Artwork © Succession Giacometti. Photo: Thomas Gangnet

Honor

Douglas Gordon
Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters

Douglas Gordon will officially receive the title of Commander of Arts and Letters (Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres) in a private ceremony in Berlin, where Gordon lives and works. The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) recognizes eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

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Video

Douglas Gordon
The Only Way Out Is The Only Way

In this episode of ABC News’s The Mix, Tim Stone from ABC Arts speaks with Douglas Gordon about Gordon’s exhibition The Only Way Out Is The Only Way at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, in 2014. The title of his exhibition was inspired by British singer Cliff Richard, to whom Douglas dedicated the expansive exhibition.

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New Release

Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 2

Gagosian announces the release of issue 2 of the Gagosian App for iPad on September 22, 2011. Artists featured in this issue include Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Joel Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Mark Tansey, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol.

In issue 2 experience Douglas Gordon’s film k.364 (2010)through a dual-channel 3-D room, explore the world of Robert Therrien as he transforms elements from everyday life into works of art that evoke mythic archetypes, and trace the evolution of economics over time through key figures identified in Mark Tansey’s EC 101 (2009), viewing fine-grained detail in high resolution with gigapixel zoom and artwork rotator. We also introduce the issue manager, which allows users to store and browse multiple issues at once.

Museum Exhibitions

Tatiana Trouvé, Priapus, 2010 © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Thomas Lannes

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Lacan, L’exposition
Quand l’art rencontre la psychanalyse

December 31, 2023–May 27, 2024
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
www.centrepompidou-metz.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to Lacan, the Exhibition: When Art Meets Psychoanalysis, is the first museum presentation dedicated to the French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan. Closely involved with twentieth-century art and artists, Lacan intrigued and provoked—interpreting artworks not just as something to see, but as objects that look back at the viewer. The multipart exhibition invites visitors on an intellectual journey through artworks that engage with Lacanian concepts such as “the mirror stage,” “lalangue,” and “jouissance.” Work by Maurizio Cattelan, Alberto Giacometti, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Anselm Kiefer, Pablo Picasso, Tatiana Trouvé, and Andy Warhol is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Priapus, 2010 © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2023 and © Philippe Parreno

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Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno
Zidane, un portrait du XXIe siècle

October 5, 2023–January 7, 2024
Philharmonie de Paris
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Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006), a film collaboration by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, is screening at the Philharmonie de Paris. Shot on seventeen synchronized cameras, Zidane frames the movements of footballer Zinédine Zidane in real time over the course of a single match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on April 23, 2005. The seventeen large screens suspended around key parts of the exhibition play specific sounds and create a spatial effect, inviting visitors to stroll through both image and audio.

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2023 and © Philippe Parreno

Douglas Gordon, k.364, 2011, installation view, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany

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Douglas Gordon
k.364

May 7–August 7, 2022
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland
www.dca.org.uk

This exhibition focuses on Douglas Gordon’s film installation k.364 (2011), which features two Israeli musicians of Polish descent traveling to Poland from Berlin by train. Shown on multiple screens with layered audio, the work is an intimate document of the relationship between individuals and the power of music, set against the subtly drawn backdrop of a dark and unresolved social history.

Douglas Gordon, k.364, 2011, installation view, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany

Top: Alberto Giacometti, Tête d’homme, c. 1962–65 © Succession Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP, Paris 2022. Bottom: Douglas Gordon, Hand Holding Head of a Man, 2022 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: courtesy Studio lost but found, Berlin, and Kamel Mennour, Paris

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Alberto Giacometti / Douglas Gordon
The Morning After

April 20–June 12, 2022
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

Douglas Gordon’s work on the distortion of time and the tensions between opposing forces shares common ground with Alberto Giacometti’s questioning of the human condition. Granted carte blanche to imagine a dialogue between his practice and Giacometti’s, Gordon presents a series of previously unexhibited works alongside little-known sculptures and drawings by Giacometti. Among these, small sculptures by Giacometti are nestled within casts of Gordon’s own hands, enacting a literal and figurative “point of contact” between their artworks.

Top: Alberto Giacometti, Tête d’homme, c. 1962–65 © Succession Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP, Paris 2022. Bottom: Douglas Gordon, Hand Holding Head of a Man, 2022 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2022. Photo: courtesy Studio lost but found, Berlin, and Kamel Mennour, Paris

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

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Icons

May 6–November 14, 2021
Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
www.villaempain.com

From early European and Middle Eastern artifacts to modern and contemporary works, icons have inspired many believers, as well as artists, throughout the ages. This exhibition explores how spiritual dimensions have been incorporated into artworks from antiquity to the present day. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Ellen Gallagher, Douglas Gordon, Duane Hanson, Titus Kaphar, and Andy Warhol is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

Installation view, Colección Jumex: Al filo de la navaja, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, August 18, 2020–February 14, 2021. Artwork, front: © Dan Graham; ceiling: © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

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Colección Jumex
Al filo de la navaja

August 18, 2020–February 14, 2021
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
www.fundacionjumex.org

This exhibition, whose title translates to On the Knife’s Edge, brings together works by more than forty international artists. Comprising four thematic sections—migration and liberty, the human body, the environment, and the inexorable passage of time—the show aims to address the issues shaping our contemporary world. Work by Douglas Gordon and Damien Hirst is included.

Installation view, Colección Jumex: Al filo de la navaja, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, August 18, 2020–February 14, 2021. Artwork, front: © Dan Graham; ceiling: © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Simon Hantaï, Etude I, suite pour Pierre Reverdy, 1969 © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris, 2020. Photo: Claude Gaspari

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Soleils noirs

March 25, 2020–January 25, 2021
Musée du Louvre-Lens, France
www.louvrelens.fr

This sensory exhibition, whose title translates to Black Suns, offers a fresh perspective on the color black, which has been endowed with a multitude of symbolic meanings in Western art from antiquity to the present day. The exhibition features nearly 180 works, intermingling periods and disciplines, and spanning painting, fashion, the decorative arts, the moving image, and installations. Work by Douglas Gordon, Simon Hantaï, and Damien Hirst is included.

Simon Hantaï, Etude I, suite pour Pierre Reverdy, 1969 © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris, 2020. Photo: Claude Gaspari

Installation view, Dyr i kunsten, Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark, May 26, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: David Stjernholm

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Dyr i kunsten

March 21, 2020–January 10, 2021
Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark
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Dyr i kunsten, or Animals in Art, features sculpture, installations, video, photography, and paintings by a wide array of international artists whose work explores the ways that humans study, categorize, live with, and use animals and how we thus attempt to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. Work by Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, and Carsten Höller is included.

Installation view, Dyr i kunsten, Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark, May 26, 2020–January 10, 2021. Artwork © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo: David Stjernholm

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006, installation view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2020 and © Philippe Parreno. Photo: Kim Hansen

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Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

June 23–August 16, 2020
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
www.louisiana.dk

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006), a film collaboration by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, is screening outdoors as part of Summer at Louisiana. Shot on seventeen synchronized cameras, Zidane frames the movements of footballer Zinédine Zidane in real time over the course of a single match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on April 23, 2005.

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006, installation view, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany, 2020 and © Philippe Parreno. Photo: Kim Hansen

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#93), 1981, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo © Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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The Cindy Sherman Effect
Identität und Transformation in der zeitgenössischen Kunst

January 29–July 19, 2020
Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
www.kunstforumwien.at

Cindy Sherman’s work has long questioned issues of identity, including the ways in which it can be constructed and transformed, and elements of fiction. The exhibition, whose title translates to Identity and Transformation in Contemporary Art, juxtaposes Sherman’s work with that of other contemporary artists, including Douglas Gordon, working in a variety of media.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#93), 1981, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo © Cindy Sherman. Photo: courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Douglas Gordon, 24 Hour Psycho, 1993 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Bert Ross. Psycho (1960), USA. Directed and Produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. © Universal City Studios

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Douglas Gordon in
Time Machine: Vedere e sperimentare il tempo

January 11–May 3, 2020
Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, Italy
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Time Machine: To See and to Experiment the Time is a reflection on how cinema and other media based on moving images have transformed our perception of time throughout history. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, 24 Hour Psycho, 1993 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020. Photo: Bert Ross. Psycho (1960), USA. Directed and Produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. © Universal City Studios

Douglas Gordon, Déjà-Vu, 2000
, installation view, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
. D.O.A., 1950, USA. Directed by Rudolph Maté. Produced by Joseph H. Nadel, Harry M. Popkin, and Leo C. Popkin. Distributed by United Artists © Cardinal Pictures. Photo: Brian Forrest
 

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In Production
Art and the Studio System

November 7, 2019–March 1, 2020
Yuz Museum, Shanghai
www.yuzmshanghai.org

In Production: Art and the Studio System emphasizes the overlapping histories of visual art and film, with a particular focus on how the site of the studio, both in visual arts and in cinematic production, has radically shifted in the last twenty years. The exhibition highlights the exceptional gifts and acquisitions related to film and video that have entered the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection in recent years including work by Piero Golia, Douglas Gordon, Alex Israel, and Mike Kelley.

Douglas Gordon, Déjà-Vu, 2000
, installation view, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
. D.O.A., 1950, USA. Directed by Rudolph Maté. Produced by Joseph H. Nadel, Harry M. Popkin, and Leo C. Popkin. Distributed by United Artists © Cardinal Pictures. Photo: Brian Forrest
 

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