Douglas Gordon

Scottish, b. 1966

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Douglas Gordon

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Scottish, b. 1966

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Biography

From Hollywood films to scientific footage to classical literature, Douglas Gordon takes the seemingly familiar and twists it. Having begun his career as a performance artist, Gordon has produced a diverse body of works, which has grown to include video, sound photographic objects, and texts, often plays with viewers’ perceptions, memories and expectations. In his well known work 24 Hour Psycho (1993), he slows down Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 1960 film Psycho into a full day's duration, drawing out the horror until it has ceased to be suspenseful. As Gordon himself has said, “I am the one who provides the board, the pieces and the dice, but you are the one who has to play.” Gordon won a Hugo Boss Prize in 1998.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 19 more
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Tate, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 6 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 7 more
Biography

From Hollywood films to scientific footage to classical literature, Douglas Gordon takes the seemingly familiar and twists it. Having begun his career as a performance artist, Gordon has produced a diverse body of works, which has grown to include video, sound photographic objects, and texts, often plays with viewers’ perceptions, memories and expectations. In his well known work 24 Hour Psycho (1993), he slows down Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 1960 film Psycho into a full day's duration, drawing out the horror until it has ceased to be suspenseful. As Gordon himself has said, “I am the one who provides the board, the pieces and the dice, but you are the one who has to play.” Gordon won a Hugo Boss Prize in 1998.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 19 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 6 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 7 more
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Articles Featuring Douglas Gordon
13 Artists Give Advice to Their Younger Selves
Dec 22nd, 2017
13 Artists Give Advice to Their Younger Selves
Five Decades Later, Artists Are Still Obsessed with Hitchcock’s Psycho
Oct 12th, 2017
Five Decades Later, Artists Are Still Obsessed with Hitchcock’s Psycho
Douglas Gordon Accepts France’s Highest Cultural Honor—Spurred by Far-Right Populist Marine Le Pen
Feb 15th, 2017
Douglas Gordon Accepts France’s Highest Cultural Honor—Spurred by Far-Right Populist Marine Le Pen
Why Is London’s Creative Talent—and the Turner Prize—Decamping to Glasgow?
Sep 25th, 2015
Why Is London’s Creative Talent—and the Turner Prize—Decamping to Glasgow?
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