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Douglas Gordon, Monster, 1996–97 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Mask
In Present-Day Art

Through January 5, 2020
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
www.aargauerkunsthaus.ch

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, 
Phantom, 2011 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Douglas Gordon
In My Shadow

Through February 16, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
en.aros.dk

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 2019

Douglas Gordon, Déjà-Vu, 2000
, installation view, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
. 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

Through 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 2019
. 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
 

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

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Douglas Gordon in
Hey Psycho!

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

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

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Douglas Gordon
Feature Film

April 29–September 1, 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, Self Portrait of You + Me (2 piece Andy), 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019

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

June 15–September 1, 2019
Royal West of England Academy, 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.

Douglas Gordon, Self Portrait of You + Me (2 piece Andy), 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2019

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

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

March 8–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 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 in
Foot et monde arabe: La révolution du ballon rond

April 10–July 21, 2019
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
www.imarabe.org

This exhibition examines football as a key to understanding the political and social issues structuring the Arab world. The show, 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, August 12, 1999, 2011 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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

April 5–June 30, 2019
Kunsthaus Zurich
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, New Colour Empire, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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

March 21–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

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

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (David Bowie), 2007 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018

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Douglas Gordon in
The Rat-Catcher

May 11–September 24, 2018
Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Poland
muzeumwspolczesne.pl

The starting point for this exhibition will be the 1986 Polish documentary The Rat-Catcher (directed by Andrzej Czarnecki). The show will focus on human nature and on the psyche. Work by Douglas Gordon will be included.

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (David Bowie), 2007 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018

Douglas Gordon, Looking Down with His Black, Black, Ee, 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018

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Artist Rooms
Douglas Gordon

June 2–September 2, 2018
Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
www.berwickvisualarts.co.uk

Berwick Visual Arts presents Gordon’s major installation 10ms-1 (1994), which contains footage from a World War I medical film, alongside Looking Down with His Black, Black, Ee (2008), which takes its title from a popular Scottish poem about a bird sitting on a treetop, looking down on a group of children, suggesting foreboding menace.

Douglas Gordon, Looking Down with His Black, Black, Ee, 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018

Douglas Gordon, Îles Flottantes, 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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Douglas Gordon
Îles flottantes (If Monet Met Cézanne, in Montfavet)

April 15–August 26, 2018
Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo, Brazil
www.ims.com.br

A 2008 video installation by Douglas Gordon, shown on two monitors, is on display in Brazil. The work presents a garden strewn with skulls being gradually flooded. Filmed in the garden of the artist’s residence in Montfavet, the work invokes an immediate parallel with Claude Monet’s infamous Water Lilies.

Douglas Gordon, Îles Flottantes, 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Douglas Gordon, k.364, 2010 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

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Douglas Gordon
k.364

April 14–August 19, 2018
K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
www.kunstsammlung.de

K20 presents Douglas Gordon’s large-scale video installation k.364 (2010). In this fifty-minute work, projected onto a pair of two-sided screens, the artist follows two Israeli musicians of Polish-Jewish heritage on their journey by train from Berlin to Warsaw. During their journey, the pair reflect on the Holocaust and the landscape, which is charged with historical memory.

Douglas Gordon, k.364, 2010 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Douglas Gordon, August 12, 1999, 2011 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018

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Douglas Gordon in
Germany is not an island

March 8–June 3, 2018
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
www.bundeskunsthalle.de

Germany is not an island, which includes some 150 works by eighty-one artists, takes its name from a phrase intended to describe the multicultural location of “Germany” as a place where everyone is welcome. In this show, art often seeks confrontation with traditional perspectives and ideas and thus opens up spaces that call for greater tolerance, openness, and reflection. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, August 12, 1999, 2011 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018

Douglas Gordon, Revue, 2018 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018. Photo: Balazs Studinger

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Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth Line

March 13–May 6, 2018
Whitechapel Gallery, London
www.whitechapelgallery.org

Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth Line showcases nine internationally renowned artists and their plans to create major public artworks for London’s newest railway, the Elizabeth line. Each artist has been commissioned to create a work of art sympathetic to the locality, history, or function of one of the stations. The exhibition brings together sketches, maquettes, and prototypes to reveal the artists’ ideas transformed into deliverable public art. Work by Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright is included.

Douglas Gordon, Revue, 2018 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018. Photo: Balazs Studinger

Douglas Gordon, going out, 2005 © Studio lost but found and VG Bild-Kunst 2018. Photo by Axel Schneider

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I Am a Problem

September 23, 2017–February 18, 2018
MMK 2, Frankfurt
mmk-frankfurt.de

A gloomy and at the same time provoking parallel world unfolds in the exhibition space, in which works from the Museum für Moderne Kunst’s collection become protagonists of a narrative and enter into a dialogue with one another. The starting point for the staging is a myth about Maria Callas (1923–1977). Work by Douglas Gordon, Bruce Nauman, Steven Parrino, Taryn Simon, and Andy Warhol is included.

Douglas Gordon, going out, 2005 © Studio lost but found and VG Bild-Kunst 2018. Photo by Axel Schneider

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011 © Urs Fischer. Photo by Stefan Altenburger

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Fragile State

June 17, 2017–January 7, 2018
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
pinchukartcentre.org

This exhibition’s title and theme, Fragile State, has a double meaning. It refers to a delicate moment of vulnerability both in a physical and psychological sense and, at the same time, it refers to political terminology. Work by Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, and Damien Hirst will be included.

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011 © Urs Fischer. Photo by Stefan Altenburger

Douglas Gordon, Portrait of Janus, 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

November 4–December 17, 2017
Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea
artsonje.org

Douglas Gordon’s film Portrait of Janus (2017), which focuses on Korea’s demilitarized zone, the strip of land separating North and South Korea, will be shown for the first time at the Arte Sonje Center in Seoul.

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