The sculpture is a 20-foot-tall aluminum cast of a fig tree that has shards of glass inserted among the branches. It deals with themes of profound loss and grief, the release said.
Douglas Gordon is a Scottish artist who creates work that questions the complexities of memory and perception, both from an individual and collective position. This exhibition focuses on his major film installation k.364 and marks the premiere of this work in a public gallery in the UK.
k.364 features two Israeli musicians of Polish descent (Avri Levitan and Roi Shiloah) traveling to Poland from Berlin by train. Shown on multiple screens and with layered audio, the film follows the two men through a desolate landscape in a country whose tragic and violent history is barely resolved for them.