Douglas Gordon, Exhibit G, 2016
lifesize marble hand, White Carrara Marble
31 x 12 x 11 cm
© Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020

From 20 Apr To 12 Jun 2022

Alberto Giacometti / Douglas Gordon

the morning after
Paris, France
At the Institute

The Institut Giacometti 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.

Curator: Christian Alandete

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1966, Douglas Gordon is a multidisciplinary artist working on video, drawing, sculpture and installation. His work on the distortion of time and the tension between opposite forces (life and death, good and evil, blessed and damned, captive or free, etc.) share common ground with Giacometti’s questioning on the human condition. Taking hold of the characteristics of the domestic space occupied by the Giacometti Institute, Douglas Gordon imagines a dialogue between his work and Giacometti’s work. For the occasion, the artist has made a series of original works never exhibited before that will be presented with some sculptures and drawings by Giacometti that are little-known or have never been shown previously in public.

Press kit

Publications

Alberto Giacometti / Douglas Gordon. The morning after

Éditions Fage, Lyon, Fondation Giacometti, Paris 2022
192 pages
Language: French/English
Size: 23,6 x 17,1 x 1,8 cm
Price: 28 €
ISBN: 978 2 84975 631 7

Focus
09 May 2022

Voguing performance

After her performance at Moderna Museet in 2021 for Swedish television SVT as part of the exhibition "Giacometti. Face to Face", the voguing dancer Silva Prodigy will give a new performance in Paris as part of the exhibition "Alberto Giacometti / Douglas Gordon. the morning after".

In partnership with the Swedish Institute.

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From 29 May To 12 Jun 2021

Gobelins, l’École de l’image x Institut Giacometti

Gobelins x Giacometti

The Institut Giacometti, in collaboration with Gobelins, l'École de l'image, presents the result of a educational project carried out during Douglas Gordon's residency at the Institut Giacometti. Imagining the encounter between the art of Alberto Giacometti and that of Douglas Gordon, the students of the "motion design" course take you on a journey into their worlds.

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14 May 2022

Figures by Carole Douillard

The Institut Giacometti is once again taking part in the European Night of the Museums with a night-time opening from 6:00pm to 11pm.
On this occasion, the exhibition will be activated by two performances: "Figures" by Carole Douillard and "Beauty Shots" by John Cornu.

With the participation of Fabien de Chavanes, Hélène Laporte-Bisquit and Laleshka Salas Salazar.

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14 May 2022

Beauty Shots by John Cornu

The Institut Giacometti is once again taking part in the European Night of the Museums with a night-time opening from 6:00pm to 11pm.
On this occasion, the exhibition will be activated by two performances: "Figures" by Carole Douillard and "Beauty Shots" by John Cornu.

With the participation of John Cornu and Emmannuelle Mevel.

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30 May 2022

Reading of texts by Marguerite Duras and Alberto Giacometti about a fly

By the Jeune Troupe of the La Colline - Théâtre national

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Around the exhibition
04 Jul 2020

Johnny Walking Man

01 Jan 1970

4 right hands

01 May 2020

Le corbeau #2

Paris, Friday May 1, 2020
From 24 Apr To 24 May 2020

Le corbeau #1

Berlin, Friday April 24th, 2020.
To search for a work, consult the Alberto Giacometti Database