Douglas Gordon

I am the curator of my own misery

About this artwork

This wall text written in a Bembo typeface is part of the series 'Pretty much every word written, spoken, heard, overheard from 1989...'. The series comprises of over 80 text-based works that articulate Gordon's idea of art operating as a dialogue between the artist and the public, with many of the texts addressing the viewer directly. These works also underline the artist's own fascination with language and its potential for ambiguity, obscurity and multiple readings.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    I am the curator of my own misery
  • date created:
    2010
  • materials:
    Vinyl wall text
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Presented by the artist 2012
  • accession number:
    AR01181
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon