Douglas Gordon at Belvedere, Vienna

Douglas Gordon is participatin in Talking Heads: Contemporary Dialogues with F. X. Messerschmidt at Belvedere, Vienna / March 8 – August 18, 2019 / The Belvedere’s exhibition asks questions based around categories such as the psyche, perception, and (self-)reflection – whether this is in Lutz Mommartz’s filmic portrayal of an artist like Joseph Beuys or in the way Maria Lassnig perceived herself in her paintings. While Miriam Cahn often references violent current events in her faces, Anna Artaker’s work explores the archaic impression of the death mask. This multimedia exhibition focuses not on the individual face but rather on how it is “processed,” and on the head as a (vital) body part. Curator: Axel Köhne