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February 12, 2004 – May 9, 2004
Location: 2nd floor
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. Free brochure Photography is prohibited.
Catalogue: $42 (cloth)
Note: The survey was organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and traveled to Canada, Mexico, and Germany before its final stop in Washington.