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Viewing The inner workings of Douglas Gordon’s brain at Gagosian

Sentence fragments, questions and phrases in multiple languages seem to ricochet around the Gagosian gallery in Douglas Gordon’s All I need is a little bit of everything. “I am the author of my own addictions,” declares one English message inscribed in the gallery wall, while “It’s coming” asserts an ominous red neon Japanese sign. Roaming the gallery feels like inhabiting someone’s chaotic brain, with memories and anxieties bubbling to the fore.

This highly charged exhibition from the Scottish Turner Prize-winner also includes ‘2023EastWestGirlsBoys’, a transfixing video paean to Soho’s seedy past. Neon signage and words from bars, clubs and shops are reflected in a close-up of Gordon’s eyeball, which dilates and constricts in response, making a trippy tribute to the area’s erotic entertainment industry. The exhibition also coincides with the unveiling of a Douglas Gordon video work, ‘Undergroundoverheard’, at Tottenham Court Road station – one of several artworks commissioned by the Crossrail Art Programme for the Elizabeth line. The looped video builds on Gordon’s text-based artworks, while stopping commuters in their tracks.

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Dates
01 February 2024 — 16 March 2024
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The Wick - Yinka Shonibare CBE, Decolonised Structures, 2022-23. Fibreglass sculptures, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern, gold leaf and wooden plinths. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and New York. Photographer: Stephen White & Co. © Yinka Shonibare CBE
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Viewing Yinka Shonibare’s dazzling “Suspended States” take over Serpentine South

The Wick - Georg Baselitz
Oh, ach, dazwischen
2023
Oil on canvas
© Georg Baselitz 2024. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Georg Baselitz confronts his past at White Cube

The Wick - Studio Lenca
Angelitos, 2024
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Viewing The pride – and pain – of Salvadoran painter Studio Lenca at Carl Freedman Gallery

The Wick - Franz West chairs
Photo: Matthieu Lavanchy
© Archiv Franz West, © Estate Franz West
Courtesy Archiv Franz West, Estate Franz West, and David Zwirner
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Viewing  PAD Paris’ cabinet of wonders

The Wick - Leilah Babirye, Nakambugu from the Kuchu Njovu Elephant Clan, 2023. Installation view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2024. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo by Jonty Wilde.
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Viewing  Leilah Barbirye’s lively cast of wood and clay figures at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Viewing  The radical – and often contradictory – vision of designer Enzo Mari