The Giacometti Institute welcomes the artist Douglas Gordon, a major figure in the contemporary art scene who has conceived an entirely original exhibition, the result of his vis-à-vis with Alberto Giacometti.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1966, Douglas Gordon lives and works in Berlin, Glasgow and Paris.
As a multidisciplinary artist, his practice includes making video and film, drawing, sculpture and installation. His work on the distortion of time, the tension between opposite forces and dualities like life and death, good and evil, concur with Giacometti’s questioning on the human condition.
For this exhibition, Gordon Douglas made a series of original pieces in connection with littleknown or rarely exhibited sculptures and drawings by Alberto Giacometti. These new works mark a new phase in Gordon’s work, and shed another light on Giacometti’s oeuvre.
“When I think of sculpture and of Giacometti, he is unique. Most sculptures I see today, or that I’ve seen, have a presence that is new in a world created by mythology, gods or a god, science or the man of science. And all refuse to be responsible for it, but claim its paternity.
However, Giacometti’s things, and the word I want to use is ‘stuff’, are full, huddled together, stuffed, covered in the fingerprints of the person responsible for the thing that stands in front of us. In the penal justice system, one would say that this man wants to be caught (or found out).”
— Douglas Gordon
At Institut Giacometti, Paris
until June 12, 2022