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"FOCUS: Stan Douglas"
2000-09-20 until 2000-12-19
Art Institute of Chicago
Canadian artist Stan Douglas
researches and produces film and video projects
that draw on the past and present together to
illuminate those moments in which progress is
redirected, subverted, or arrested. Made in Detroit, his most recent body of work—which at
present consists of 25 large-format color photographs but will eventually encompass a major
new video work—documents a city devastated by lost jobs and white flight to gated suburban
Douglas’s work has been featured in several one-person museum exhibitions
and included in nearly every major international exhibition of contemporary art in recent years,
including Johannesburg, Venice, São Paulo, and Sydney. In 1996, Douglas was a finalist for
the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum SoHo in New York City.
Douglas’s proposed FOCUS exhibition premieres the artist’s new work for film/video,
combining his photo-documentation of Detroit with a new rap/hip-hop music score.
Le Détroit (film still), 1999/2000.
Courtesy the artist
and David Zwirner Gallery, New York