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The Extreme Present

Exhibition

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.

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The Extreme Present

Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019

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Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées

Opening reception: Saturday, October 12, 6:30–8pm
October 12–20, 2019
Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris
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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.

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Gagosian at Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, Paris, 2019

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

In Conversation

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

Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Visit

Gagosian at Selfridges Corner Shop

Through March 30, 2019
Selfridges, London
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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

Visit

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
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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
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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

Douglas Gordon, 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro, 2008. Installation view, MGK, Kunstmuseum Basel, 2013. © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Studio lost but found/Frederik Pedersen from Psycho (1960), USA. Directed and Produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. © Universal City Studios.

Visit

Douglas Gordon

Friday, November 17, 2017, 10am
Gagosian West 21st Street, New York
www.gagosian.com

A 24-hour screening of 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro (2008) will take place at our 21st Street gallery on November 17, starting at 10am and finishing on November 18 at 10am. The gallery will resume normal hours following the screening (10am–6pm).

Douglas Gordon, 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro, 2008. Installation view, MGK, Kunstmuseum Basel, 2013. © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Studio lost but found/Frederik Pedersen from Psycho (1960), USA. Directed and Produced by Alfred Hitchcock. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. © Universal City Studios.