Douglas Gordon: Searching for Genius
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    Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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From the skill of the international footballer, to the glamour and aura of the pop star, the virtuosic talent of the composer and filmmaker, to the vision of the famed artist, Searching for Genius invites you to explore ideas about talent, virtuosity and genius.

Showcasing the work of Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, Searching for Genius brings together the acclaimed moving image installation Feature Film (1999) and a selection of works from Self Portrait of You + Me, alongside the spectacles of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 – 1792) a Plymouthian and founder of the Royal Academy.

A History Centre partnership project delivered by Peninsula Arts and Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Feature Film is part of the Artangel collection, a national initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel collection has been developed in partnership with Tate, is generously supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation and uses public funding from Arts Council England.

Lent by the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Date/time: Open 24 September - 19 November, Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00
Venue: Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Ticket information: Open to the public - free admission

Image: Douglas Gordon, Feature Film, 1999. Video installation with sound. Dimensions variable. Courtesy Studio lost but found, Berlin / Artangel, London. © Studio lost but found / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

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'Searching' season

This year Peninsula Arts have brought together a talented team of curators, artists and academic advisors to present a line-up of exhibitions, films, talks, performances and music events that all respond to the theme of ‘Searching’. 

The continual search for knowledge and understanding of the world around us is what underpins and fuels university life and so ‘Searching’ seemed a prescient way to launch into the new academic year. Whether the search is for home, for identity or new experiences, this season’s programme is sure to delight and stretch your imagination in many ways.

Image: Douglas Gordon Self Portrait of You + Me (David Bowie), 2007. Burnt photographic print, smoke and mirror. © Studio lost but found / DACS 2016

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