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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

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

Screening

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+

Screening and Talk

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+

Taryn Simon, Professional Mourners, 2018 © Taryn Simon

Auction

Artists for Artangel

Live auction: June 28, 2018
Banqueting House, London

Online auction: June 7–28, 2018
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Exhibition: June 8–27, 2018
Cork Street Galleries, London

Artists for Artangel is a special auction to benefit Artangel’s ambitious projects in contemporary art. For over thirty years, Artangel has worked with artists to produce extraordinary artworks of public import in unexpected places. Commissions by gallery artists include Rachel Whiteread’s House (1993), a negative concrete cast of a condemned terrace house in Bow, London; Douglas Gordon’s Feature Film (1998); and most recently, Taryn Simon’s highly acclaimed performance on the culture of mourning, An Occupation of Loss (2016 and 2018), presented in an astonishing underground location in Islington, London. For information on works in the auction or how to bid, go to www.artangel.org.uk.

Taryn Simon, Professional Mourners, 2018 © Taryn Simon

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

Screening

Douglas Gordon
I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person

May 11–17, 2018
Anthology Film Archives, New York
anthologyfilmarchives.org

Anthology Film Archives will screen Douglas Gordon’s 2016 film I had nowhere to go: Portrait of a displaced person. The film is an intimate portrait of the legendary poet, film critic, and risk-taking curator Jonas Mekas, who had been dubbed “the godfather of American avant-garde cinema,” and who at ninety-four years old is also among the remaining few to have escaped and survived Nazi persecution.

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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Announcements

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.

Gagosian App for iPad

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

Douglas Gordon, New Colour Empire, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

On View

Douglas Gordon in
O tempo mata: Imagem em movimento na Julia Stoschek Collection

Through June 16, 2019
Sesc Avenida Paulista, São Paulo
www.sescsp.org.br

This exhibition, whose title translates to Time Kills, brings together works by seventeen artists from the Julia Stoschek Collection who work with film and video. Covering more than six decades of audiovisual production, the show focuses on themes such as race, visual culture, gender identity, media circulation, and the role of artists in society. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, New Colour Empire, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Douglas Gordon, August 12, 1999, 2011 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

On View

Fly Me to the Moon
The Moon Landing: 50 Years On

Through June 30, 2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
www.kunsthaus.ch

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, and this exhibition explores the history of artists’ engagement with the moon via some two hundred works. Divided into thematic sections, the show focuses on subjects such as lunar topography, moonlit night, the moon’s shadow, ailments associated with the moon, zero gravity, and the moon as mass-media phenomenon. Work by Douglas Gordon and Andy Warhol is included.

Douglas Gordon, August 12, 1999, 2011 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

On View

Douglas Gordon in
Foot et monde arabe: La révolution du ballon rond

Through July 21, 2019
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
www.imarabe.org

This exhibition aims to think about football as a key to understanding the political and social issues structuring the Arab world. The exhibition, whose title translates to Football and the Arab World, includes ephemera, photographs, documentaries, interviews, and contemporary art. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

Douglas Gordon, The Making of Monster, 1996 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

On View

Douglas Gordon in
Talking Heads: Contemporary Dialogues with F. X. Messerschmidt

Through August 18, 2019
Belvedere, Vienna
www.belvedere.at

Taking Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s famous “character heads” as its starting point, this exhibition takes a look at extreme psychological states depicted in images of faces or busts. What endures in our “facial society” beyond the realm of Facebook and selfies? To answer this question, this show juxtaposes Messerschmidt’s sculptural heads with works by contemporary artists. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, The Making of Monster, 1996 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Douglas Gordon, Feature Film, 1999 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

On View

Douglas Gordon
Feature Film

April 29–September 2019
The Tanks, Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

Douglas Gordon’s Feature Film (1999) 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).

Douglas Gordon, Feature Film, 1999 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Douglas Gordon, Psycho Hitchhiker, 1993 © Douglas Gordon/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019

On View

Douglas Gordon in
Hey Psycho!

Through November 24, 2019
Arsenale Institute for Politics of Representation, Venice

This exhibition looks at the work of two artists, Douglas Gordon and Florian Süssmayr, who share common backgrounds in film, music, and art, independent of national interests, and in the historic context of Venice. Notably, Gordon’s film installation 24 Hour Psycho (1993) is viewable from the Riva dei Sette Martiri, between the Arsenale and Giardini, day and night. The show also includes new neon and sprayed texts and sculpture by Gordon. Pink neons in the windows, visible from afar, with the words “non-stop,” reflect on the uncontrollable nature of psychosis and obsession.

Douglas Gordon, Psycho Hitchhiker, 1993 © Douglas Gordon/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019

Opening Soon

Douglas Gordon in
Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692–2019

June 15–September 1, 2019
Royal West of England, Bristol
shop.rwa.org.uk

The show examines how artists’ approach to the subject of fire has changed over time, recording historical, religious, domestic, and natural events. This exhibition is the third in a series of element-themed exhibitions at the RWA, bringing together a number of important historic, modern, and contemporary artworks. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Installation view, I to Eye, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, June 27, 2018–April 2019. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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Douglas Gordon in
I to Eye

June 27, 2018–April 27, 2019
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
www.imj.org.il

Every day we encounter family members, friends, visitors, and strangers and over the course of our lives, our social circles continues to expand. Modern technology makes us feel more connected than ever, allowing us to “meet” an endless number of friends at any time through our screens and to feel like we are never alone—but are we? This exhibition uses artworks to examine the changing social landscape of the virtual age, illuminating the importance of real relationships in our lives. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Installation view, I to Eye, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, June 27, 2018–April 2019. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Urs Fischer, Mr. Flosky, 2001–02 © Urs Fischer

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How to See [What Isn’t There]

September 9, 2018–March 17, 2019
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
www.langenfoundation.de

How to See [What Isn’t There] brings together works from the Burger Collection Hong Kong by thirty-two artists from around the world. The exhibition features forty-five works including sculpture, installation, painting, photography, video, VR, and performance. The artists and works that have been selected for this exhibition highlight and blur the lines between presence and absence. Work by Urs Fischer and Douglas Gordon is included.

Urs Fischer, Mr. Flosky, 2001–02 © Urs Fischer

Douglas Gordon, Play Dead; Real Time, 2003 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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Douglas Gordon in
Bauhaus und die Fotografie: Zum Neuen Sehen in der Gegenwartskunst

December 7, 2018–March 10, 2019
NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
www.nrw-forum.de

The Staatliche Bauhaus played a key role in twentieth-century design and art. This exhibition brings together works that represent the “new vision” of Bauhaus practitioners alongside pieces by contemporary artists. Photographs, sculpture, and video installations enter into a dialogue with the objective photography of the Bauhaus decade. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, Play Dead; Real Time, 2003 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Douglas Gordon, Looking down with his black, black, ee, 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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Elisabeth Frink
Humans and Other Animals

October 13, 2018–February 24, 2019
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
scva.ac.uk

Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals reappraises the work of an important British sculptor in the largest exhibition since her death in 1993. The show provides new perspectives on the key themes found in her oeuvre, juxtaposing and connecting her work with ancient art and with works by contemporary artists and other modern masters. Work by Douglas Gordon and Pablo Picasso is included.

Douglas Gordon, Looking down with his black, black, ee, 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

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

September 8–November 25, 2018
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
dunedin.art.museum

Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait is a film collaboration between Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. 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 the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2005.

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

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