Alternate Meanings in Film and Video
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
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
The Extreme Present
Opening reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–8pm
December 4–8, 2019
Moore Building, Miami
Gagosian is pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. The Extreme Present will explore artists’ reactions to the conditions of our accelerating and increasingly complex world. The title is inspired by The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, a book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, published in 2015. Their provocative thesis addresses the rapidly evolving digital era, half a century after Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking study on technology’s influence on culture, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, in which he coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” Works in this exhibition explore concepts of media, communication, togetherness, and isolation.
The Extreme Present
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées
Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
In celebration of FIAC in Paris, Gagosian is pleased to collaborate with Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées on a two-floor pop-up takeover featuring products related to Gagosian artists. On the first floor, the Coin Culture section will feature catalogues, posters, apparel, and audio productions. The second floor, the Library, will house an additional selection of limited-edition books, publications, and catalogues raisonnés.
Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019
Douglas Gordon, Michel Auder, Lolita Jablonskiene
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5–6pm
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
Gagosian at Selfridges Corner Shop
Through March 30, 2019
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 email@example.com.
Photo: Lucy Dawkins
Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright
Through March 28, 2019
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 and
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
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.
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
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.
Al filo de la navaja
August 18, 2020–February 14, 2021
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
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
March 25, 2020–January 25, 2021
Musée du Louvre-Lens, France
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
Dyr i kunsten
March 21, 2020–January 10, 2021
Arken Museum, Ishoj, Denmark
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
June 23–August 16, 2020
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
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 2020 and © Philippe Parreno. Photo: Kim Hansen
The Cindy Sherman Effect
Identität und Transformation in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
January 29–July 19, 2020
Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
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 in
Time Machine: Vedere e sperimentare il tempo
January 11–May 3, 2020
Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, Italy
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
Art and the Studio System
November 7, 2019–March 1, 2020
Yuz Museum, Shanghai
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
In My Shadow
September 7, 2019–February 16, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
This solo presentation is one of the most extensive exhibitions of Douglas Gordon’s work in Europe to date and shows a wide selection of the artist’s most important works.
Douglas Gordon, Phantom, 2011 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
In Present-Day Art
September 1, 2019–January 5, 2020
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
This exhibition explores how the subject of the mask is being addressed in contemporary art. Interest in masks among contemporary artists focuses not just on the mask as an object but also, and in particular, on its social, cultural, and political implications. Work by Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, and Cindy Sherman is included.
Douglas Gordon, Monster, 1996–97 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Douglas Gordon in
May 9–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, 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
April 29–September 1, 2019
The Tanks, Tate Modern, London
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 in
Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692–2019
June 15–September 1, 2019
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
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.
Douglas Gordon, Self Portrait of You + Me (2 piece Andy), 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019