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The Vanity of Allegory

Artist
Douglas Gordon
Date
2005
Publisher
Deutsche Guggenheim
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Box Set
Size
11.5 × 15.5 × 5 cm
Length
87 
Description

Douglas Gordon’s The Vanity of Allegory is a folly, a playful collage of an exhibition, which, like the motif of mirroring at its conceptual core, reflects some of the more profound themes explored throughout the history of art: the temporality of life, the struggle between good and evil, and the search for transcendence. Conceived specifically for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, this presentation examines the veiled self-portrait as an art-historical trope, a literary device, and a cinematic strategy. Forty full coloured postcards with booklet explaining the exhibition and short essay by Nancy Spector.

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