Friday, September 28, 2012
Douglas Gordon at Akademie der Künste, Berlin
The Kollwitz Prize exhibition shows Gordon’s ever-growing multi-channel installation Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now on 93 freely arranged used monitors in one exhibition hall. The installation comprises 74 individual titles of the artist’s video and film works, amongst others “24 Hour Psycho” (1993), “Between Darkness and Light (After William Blake)” (1997), “Play Dead; Real Time” (2003), “k.364 – A Journey by Train” (2010), “Henry Rebel” (2011) and “Phantom” (2011). Unlike his monumental film installations, this retrospective overview rather explores the idea of a private video archive showing central subjects and formal strategies of Gordon’s works.
Douglas Gordon, born in Glasgow in 1966, splits his life between Berlin und Glasgow. Studies at the Glasgow School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London. Numerous works in both private and public collections worldwide. Solo exhibitions in such museums as the Museum for Modern Art in Frankfurt/Main, MoMA in New York, TATE Britain in London, the Wolfsburg Art Museum, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.. 1996 Turner Prize winner, in 1998 he got the Central Kunstpreis at Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, in 2008 member of the jury at the 65th Venice International Film Festival.
Douglas Gordon is the winner of the Käthe Kollwitz Prize 2012, an annual award that recognizes the work of an individual in the area of Fine Arts.
Douglas Gordon: Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now at Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Interview with Douglas Gordon, September 14, 2012. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.
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