Douglas Gordon at Eva Presenhuber
Douglas Gordon’s fifth solo exhibition at Eva Presenhuber 02.11.19 – 15.12.19.
Douglas Gordon is known for his interest in cinema and images taken from collective memory and everyday culture. His work encompasses film, performance, sculptural installation, and conceptual text. The exhibition is centered on the ongoing installation Happy Birthday To Me…, and features two film installations Video Diptych and Sharpening Fantasy, alongside text works and burned Andy Warhol skull posters. In the central installation, viewers find themselves confronted by human skull replicas randomly strewn in a corner. The gallery walls and carpet are red, the light penetrating the red gel-covered windows intensifies the sacred atmosphere evoked by the skulls. Each skull represents one year of the artist’s life; engraved into each skull are fivepointed stars representing his age, one star for each year.