Doug Aitken

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About the Artist

Defying definitions of genre to reimagine the nature of what a work of art can be – and of what an art experience can achieve – Doug Aitken leads us into an arena where time, space and memory are bountifully fluid concepts.

 

His is a unique immersive aesthetic, characterised by a fascination with motion and velocity, that demonstrates the nature and structure of our media-saturated cultural condition. To this end, Aitken edits together frenetic and unique models of contemporary experience to create a new landscape, one in which he hopes we find points of anchor and experience a sense of connection. He employs a number of post studio artistic mediums – photography, sculpture, architecture, sound installation, and multichannel video installation. In each of his artworks, he chooses the medium or combination that amplifies and visually articulates the subject's qualities. The scale of his work can vary from a simple photograph to a complex moving sculpture of infinitely reflective automated mirrors. Quasi-narrative films create intricate mazes of open-ended stories told across reinterpreted physical architecture. 

In Focus

Doug Aitken: Mirage

 

On display until 30 April 2017 as part of Desert X in the Coachella Valley, Mirage presents a continually changing encounter in which subject and object, inside and outside, are in constant flux. With every available surface clad in mirror, this ranch-style structure both absorbs and reflects the landscape around in such ways that the exterior seemingly disappears just as the interior draws the viewer into a never-ending kaleidoscope of light and reflection. ⠀

© Doug Aitken

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

23 September - 5 November 2016

Protest

Doug Aitken, Jules de Balincourt, Vlassis Caniaris, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christian Holstad, Isaac Julien, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kara Walker Historical and...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
12 June - 31 July 2015

Doug Aitken

A specific constellation of five key works that has been conceived for the gallery by the artist, and deals with contemporary ideas of time through the use of sound, touch, light and reflectivity; with each work existing in a zone...
Victoria Miro Mayfair
12 October - 12 November 2011

Doug Aitken

Doug Aitken's first solo exhibition in London for eight years will occupy both floors of Victoria Miro and include a specially reconfigured presentation of his acclaimed multi-channel film installation Black Mirror , alongside new wall-and floor-based sculptures and light box...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
18 October - 6 December 2003

Doug Aitken

I don’t exist
I don't exist, Doug Aitken's first solo show in the UK since exhibiting at the Serpentine Gallery in 2001 features the London premiere of the video installation interiors, lightboxes from Aitken's plateau trilogy and a radical new photographic sculpture. The...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
7 May - 30 June 2000

Raw

Group Exhibition
Yayoi Kusama. Francesca Woodman, Robin Lowe, Adriana Varejão, Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Abigail Lane, Hadrian Pigott, Brad Lochore, Cecily Brown, Chris Ofili, Andreas Gursky, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Inez van Lamsweerde, Peter Doig, Thomas Demand, Stephen Willats, Dawn Mellor, Chantal Joffe,...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
17 November - 22 December 1999

Form Film

Group Exhibition
Doug Aitken, The Complete Arthole, Isaac Julien, Abigail Lane, Tracey Moffatt, Hadrian Pigott, Steven Pippin from film explores the power of the single image, often suggesting a complex narrative, more associated with painting. The artist allows the viewer to spend...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
7 October - 12 November 1999

Doug Aitken

Into the Sun
Filmed and photographed in the dusty sound stages and film sets of Bombay, Into the Sun focuses on the frenetic activity of the 24 hour a day film making machine that is 'Bollywood,' relentlessly churning out simple, escapist, formulaic narratives...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
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