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Stan Douglas

Canadian, b. 1960

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Stan Douglas

Canadian, b. 1960

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Canadian photographer and video artist Stan Douglas challenges viewers’ ideas about narrative by creating non-linear, sometimes randomly generated video installations that can continue for days. Douglas’s work engages directly with a variety of source material, from Samuel Beckett’s teleplays to recognizably post-war images in the vein of press photography from that era. Douglas’s films are often accompanied by collections of photographs, as seen in Le Detroit (1999/2000), made after the series Detroit Photos (1997-1998), both of which explore decay and reinvention in beleaguered Detroit.

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Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 8 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Tate, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 7 more
Biography

Canadian photographer and video artist Stan Douglas challenges viewers’ ideas about narrative by creating non-linear, sometimes randomly generated video installations that can continue for days. Douglas’s work engages directly with a variety of source material, from Samuel Beckett’s teleplays to recognizably post-war images in the vein of press photography from that era. Douglas’s films are often accompanied by collections of photographs, as seen in Le Detroit (1999/2000), made after the series Detroit Photos (1997-1998), both of which explore decay and reinvention in beleaguered Detroit.

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
Centre Pompidou, and 8 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 7 more
Articles Featuring Stan Douglas
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
Nov 27th, 2019
Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
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
When Apps Double As Art: Stan Douglas Pushes The Envelope With ‘Circa 1948’
Aug 13th, 2014
When Apps Double As Art: Stan Douglas Pushes The Envelope With ‘Circa 1948’
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