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Staying Home / Going Out

Staying Home / Going Out, 2005 - Douglas Gordon

Staying Home / Going Out, 2005

Douglas Gordon  

156 x 78 cm / 61.42 x 30.71 inch
Set of two unique polaroids from a series of 50 variations, signed by the artist

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  • Medium: Framed Polaroids
  • This work consists of two Polaroids, measuring 10,2 x 10,2 cm each. These Polaroids are framed using anti-reflection picture framing glass with Conservation Grade UV Protection. Each frame measures 78 x 78 cm
  • This work needs to be picked up in Brussels (BE) or can be shipped after an additional shipping quote from an specialised art transporter

about this work

Interested principally in dualities, Douglas Gordon frequently makes use in his self-representations of a substitute or double, who is supposed to divert attention away from his own person. When he himself appears in the work, then this is always in disguise, as if he had to first distance himself from himself in order to represent him.

In this edition, Douglas Gordon portrays himself twice in disguise – in staying home with a black wig and in going out with a blond one. This edition consists of 100 unique Polaroid pictures in two series of 50 specimens. These Polaroids present an image that is constantly undergoing transformation: sometimes Gordon appears sensuous, sometimes exhausted, sometimes shy, sometimes defiant. Each photograph and each instant is unique and at the same time raises the question as to the true image of the artist.

about Douglas Gordon

Scottish artist Douglas Gordon begun his career as a performance artist, but moved on towards a diverse body of work which includes video and film, sound works, photographic objects and texts. Good versus bad is a recurring theme. He alters familiar objects, like pictures of well-known personalities, often with a result somewhere between humor and dismay. One of Gordon’s best-known works is 24h Psycho (1993), where he slows down Hitchcock’s infamous film Psycho (1960) to last a full 24 hours, thereby doing away with the suspense and completely altering the experience of the film.

Douglas Gordon has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; MOCA, Los Angeles; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Van Abbemuseum and Tate Britain, London. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1996. In that same year, Gordon was one of the artists invited to Skulptur Projekte Münster and in 1997 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale.

Douglas Gordon is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich / New York

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv / Brussels

Gagosian, New York / London / Paris / Hong Kong / ...

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