Douglas Gordon review – pop is a light that never goes out
Gagosian Davies Street, London
Using snatches of illuminated song lyrics, Neon Ark cleverly shows how words that aren’t our own can be intimately felt
The craft of neon sign-making is a dying art, according to Douglas Gordon, who has commissioned a dazzle of glowing texts that shine through the gallery window into the winter twilight. You could equally say Gordon, whose video installation 24 Hour Psycho made him a star in the 1990s, as did his winning the 1996 Turner prize, embodies a dying “craft” – the art of the readymade.