Stan Douglas: Mise en scène
EXHIBITION 20.06 – 12.10.14
Known for his film and installation works, whose montages are characterized by coincidence and lost utopias of the 20th century, and complex sonic arrangements Stan Douglas (born 1960) is a significant figure in the international art scene. In recent years, the photograph has assumed an independent place in the work of the Canadian artist. The exhibition presents a selection of his most recent large-scale works in this field. Unlike his early documentary photography, Douglas now explores historical issues such as emancipation movements, based on the example of Vancouver in "Crowds and Riots" (2008), or cultural phenomena based on the example of disco music in "Disco Angola" (2012). For "Midcentury Studio" (2010-11), the artist slipped into the role of a fictional documentary photographer to portray his hometown of Vancouver in the years following the Second World War. Douglas chooses actors, costumes and props carefully and makes use of production practices from the film industry.
Stan Douglas has broken fresh ground with the theater production of "Helen Lawrence": The actors' performance will be filmed on stage in Munich and this film is instantaneously inserted into a computer-generated setting. "Helen Lawrence" will run as a guest performance at the theater Münchner Kammerspiele simultaneous to the exhibition.
"Stan Douglas: Mise en scène" is a coproduction between Carré d'Art in Nîmes and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
Lead support for the exhibition is provided by
Additional support by
David Zwirner, New York/London
Victoria Miro, London
Embassy of Canada
Henning & Brigitte Freybe
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Reviews on Stan Douglas' App "Circa 1948"
Here you find various press reactions to the most recent work by Canadian artist Stan Douglas. MORE
Stan Douglas: Theater production "Helen Lawrence"
Stan Douglas's play "Helen Lawrence" will run as a guest performance at the Münchner Kammerspiele theater simultaneous to the exhibition. MORE
Reviews on Stan Douglas' "Helen Lawrence"
Here you find different press reactions to Stan Douglas' "Helen Lawrence". MORE
Trailer of Stan Douglas's "Helen Lawrence"
Official trailer of the theater production of "Helen Lawrence" MORE
Interview with Stan Douglas
In an interview for "Mousse" magazine, Stan Douglas spoke about his recent photographic works and the "Circa 1948" app. MORE
Stan Douglas App "Circa 1948"
In his app "Circa 1948", Stan Douglas places the user in Vancouver's postwar period – a time characterized by both past splendor and dark intrigue. MORE
Worksheet on "Stan Douglas: Mise en scène"
Here you can find a worksheet on the exhibition for school classes from 10 to 12 MORE
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