Tacita Dean, a British-European artist born in 1965 in Canterbury, currently resides and creates in Berlin and Los Angeles. She gained recognition for her work exploring history, time, place, light, and the essence of film. Dean’s focus lies in capturing genuine moments, celebrating film as a medium, and embracing individual sensibilities.
She has received numerous awards, including the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award in 2019, the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 2009, the Hugo Boss Prize in 2006, and the Sixth Benesse Prize in 2005.
Dean’s recent solo exhibitions were featured at prominent venues like the Bourse de Commerce in Paris (2023), MUDAM in Luxembourg (2022), and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles (2022). She also designed sets and costumes for “The Dante Project,” a ballet premiered in October 2021 at the Royal Opera House in London.
Notably, her work “FILM,” showcased in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2011, marked the beginning of a campaign to preserve photochemical film.
Pallant House Gallery has announced a unique response to creativity during the coronavirus pandemic. The Gallery has commissioned a model art gallery that will feature original miniature artworks from over 30 leading contemporary British artists
One of the most important new contemporary art museums in Europe, The Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear in Cáceres, Spain, designed by award-winning Tuñón Arquitectos Studio, will open in spring 2021.
Among the Trees celebrates key works of art that reimagine how we think about trees and forests. Spanning the past 50 years, the exhibition brings together major works by 38 leading international artists from five different continents.
One of the works offered by Niels Borch Jensen Gallery that struck me was Tacita Dean’s Quarantania (2018) – a stunning work on seven panels depicting a mountain against a rusty pink graduated sky, reminiscent of Ed Ruscha.
25 leading international artists, including Simon Starling, Sir Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jenny Saville, David Shrigley and Douglas Gordon have used materials retrieved from The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh library after the fire to create original works of art to help raise money for restoration of the Mackintosh Building.
TWENTYEIGHT FINGERS has been realised by Joanna Brown after the idea cropped up in a conversation with five fellow fine arts masters students from the University of Leeds in 2007. It has resulted in a collection of 28 bronze casts of the index fingers of significant creative figures of our time.
The Save the Arts campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.
Tacita Dean at Frith Street Gallery – In November 2008, Tacita Dean filmed the choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919 – 2009) and his dance company rehearsing for an event in a former Ford assembly plant in Richmond, California