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February 12, 2004 – May 9, 2004
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
7th and Independence Ave., SW
Location: Level 2
This is the first North American survey of Scottish artist Douglas Gordon (b. 1966) who is best known for his video installations, which take as their subjects such classic Hollywood films as Psycho and Taxi Driver. The exhibition features his recent major work Play Dead: Real Time (2002), which makes its U.S. museum debut at the Hirshhorn. It also includes large-scale projected video installations, text pieces, still photographs, and filmed images on video monitors. Gordon often excerpts and/or alters film sequences, often slowing down cinematic time, to explore memory, perception, and ideas about the human condition. The artist won the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998 and the Turner Prize in 1996.
Photography is prohibited.