New York

New York

“Stan Douglas/Douglas Gordon: Double Vision”

Dia Center for the Arts
542 West 22nd Street
February 11–June 13, 1999

Curated by Lynne Cooke

If you’re tired of video art made by moonlighting painters and sculptors, this double-Douglas bill organized by the Dia’s Lynne Cooke promises relief. These film/video artists both confront their medium’s inherent temporality. Time is historical here, “documenting” a lost past or high-modern ideas gone wrong, but we are also made to experience, to feel time as such: The works are shot from viewpoints that don’t mesh, or they’re manipulated, as in Gordon’s daylong version of Psycho. Will the new installations, created expressly for this show, prove better than a night at the movies? A visit to the Dia will tell. Feb. 11–June 13; reopens in September.