As announced by The National Gallery of Canada, Stan Douglas has been selected to represent Canada at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2021. Recognised as one of the country’s most acclaimed artists, Douglas's multidisciplinary works, including films, photographs and, more recently, theatre productions, reflect on the dynamic potential embedded in pivotal historical moments.
Sasha Suda, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada, commented: 'Stan Douglas is one of this country’s most internationally respected artists and we are thrilled to be supporting the development of a new work for the Venice Biennale. This is the only international visual arts exhibition to which Canada sends official representation. As owner and commissioner of the Canadian Pavilion in Venice, the National Gallery of Canada is in a perfect position to share with the world what Canadians are most excited about in art.'
Douglas’s new two-channel video installation Doppelgänger made its premiere at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, and will be on view in concurrent exhibitions at Victoria Miro from 31 January 2020 and at David Zwirner, New York from 16 January 2020.
Image: Stan Douglas, production photo, Doppelgänger, 2019
© Stan Douglas