- contemporary art - photography - video
Douglas Gordon: a diconcerting retrospective in Tel Aviv
Glaswegian-born visual artist Douglas Gordon is graced with a retrospective in the Tel Aviv Museum of art. In the Herta and Paul Amir Building’s landmark "Light Fall" - the atrium’s stairway - the artist has hung some of his scriptural pieces: phrases in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
The show curated by Ami Barak is entitled "I am also… Douglas Gordon" and deals with the plural identity of the artist - the many I’s [egos] and eyes that make up his creative personality. The Scottish artist who won the Turner Prize in 1996 is famous for his re-appropriation of images and films - burnt photos of famous icons set on a mirror or films whose time has been distorted so as to create a completely eerie effect on the viewer. In "24 Hour Psycho", for example, Douglas Gordon made Alfred Hitchcock’s horror movie slow down so as to last 24 hours.