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An exploration of the work of Tacita Dean OBE RA, published to accompany her 2018 exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts, with contributions from Tacita Dean, Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst and Ali Smith. 

'Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT, STILL LIFE' is published with three covers featuring different works from each exhibition. This volume features Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting (Diptych) on the front.

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Dimensions 29 x 23cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 224
SKU 02086853

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In 2018, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts are hosting major exhibitions of the work of Tacita Dean. Each will provide a different encounter with the filmmaker’s work. This book brings together the works from all three exhibitions – both new and retrospective – with words by leading writers who provide a unique insight into Dean’s chosen genres: landscape, portrait and still life. 

Tacita Dean’s films include The Story of Beard (1992), Fernsehturm (2001), Kodak (2006) and FILM (2011). She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and has since been a powerful advocate for her medium. Published at a career-defining moment for her, this book provides a new and authoritative view of a hugely influential filmmaker who has been at the forefront of British art for over twenty years. 

Charlotte Bolland is Collections Curator, Sixteenth Century, at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Juan Gaitán is Director of the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. Alexandra Harris is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool and author of Weatherland: Artists and Writers under English Skies (2015). Alan Hollinghurst won the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty. His latest book is The Sparsholt Affair (2017). Sarah Howgate is Contemporary Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Sarah Lea is Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Ali Smith CBE is an author and novelist. Her latest novel is Winter (2017). Marjorie E. Wieseman is Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500–1800, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.