Doug Aitken | the artist




The artist Doug Aitken
Born 1968, Redondo Beach, California, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, The Larry Aldrich Award,

Doug Aitken makes art at the edge of the world, with a kind of primitivism and ritualism unusual for video but mysteriously present in work that hovers at the edge where desert meets sea.


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Works and biography
Doug Aitken’s film, Diamond Sea is a cinematic panorama of the Namib Desert in Southwestern Africa. Aitken surveyed the riches of the region’s diamond mines, which occupy 75,000 square kilometers of restricted access land named Diamond Areas 1 and 2…
MOMA exhibition
Doug Aitken (*1968 in Redondo Beach, Kalifornien) gehört heute zu den renommiertesten Künstlern der internationalen zeitgenössischen Kunst. Mit der Präsentation seiner preisgekrönten Videoinstallation »Electric Earth« erregte er 1999 bei der 48. Biennale von Venedig großes Aufsehen und wurde einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit bekannt…


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