20 | 10 | 2018 — 06 | 01 | 2019
The work of the renowned British European artist Tacita Dean has already been seen at Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2003/2004. In the group exhibition Remind... with Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Anri Sala, and Jane and Louise Wilson, she produced a presentation for the first floor. Dean, who is regarded as one of today’s most outstanding artists, addresses the fundamentals of film and is known, above all, for her distinctive 16 mm film works. Her films of brutalist architecture from the South of England, and of the former East German Palast der Republik in Berlin before it was pulled down, are amongst the most significant works in contemporary art. Dean’s films are as poetic as they are melancholic.
Her graphic work interrelates the medium of film, photography, drawing, and books. Her works on blackboards appear like excerpts from a film storyboard. Her photogravures of fictional landscapes display a richness of forms and diversity of line. Small-scale notation is embedded within large-scale imagery; they are miniscule and personal, her handwriting almost indecipherable. And yet it becomes clear that every scene, every vista, each image is permeated by a directing, scripting, and planning hand. Kunsthaus Bregenz plans to exhibit a comprehensive exhibition that displays the full breadth and expression of her work.
Tacita Dean is a British European artist born in 1965 in Canterbury. She lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles, where she was recently the Artist in Residence at the Getty Research Institute (2014 / 2015).
Dean has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Sixth Benesse Prize at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2006 and the Kurt Schwitters Prize for Visual Art in 2009.
Dean’s work is currently presented at The Royal Academy of Arts (London), as part of a trilogy of exhibitions held in conjunction with the city’s National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery. Other exhibitions have recently been held at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2016); Espace Louis Vuitton Munich (2016); TIFF Bell Light Box, Toronto (2015); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2013); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013); the Fundación Botín, Santander (2013); the New Museum, New York (2012); the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2011) and MUMOK, Vienna (2011), among others. Other recent group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), 55th Venice Biennale (2013), the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), as well as the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2015). An upcoming exhibition of Dean’s work is scheduled to open at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, in July, 2018.
In 2011, Dean produced the work FILM, as part of the Unilever Series of commissions in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, which marked the beginning of her campaign to protect the medium of photochemical film (www.savefilm.org).