Tacita Dean

20 October 2018–6 January 2019

Exhibition Overview


The work of the renowned British 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.

(Photo: Tacita Dean, Cúmulo, 2016, Installation view, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Photo: Agustin Garza, Courtesy of Tacita Dean, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris/London)

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