Tacita Dean: Portrait — National Portrait Gallery (Mar 2018)

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Tacita Dean is considered one of the most influential artists alive today.

This exhibition will focus on portraiture created primarily through the use of 16mm film -- the first time that the National Portrait Gallery has devoted an exhibition primarily to film, which gives you some idea of her importance.

Highlights will include three films previously unseen in the UK: Stillness, her film of Claes Oldenburg in Manhattan Mouse Museum, and her film diptych of Julie Mehretu. Other works include Mario Merz, Michael Hamburger, Cy Twombly in Edwin Parker, and David Hockney in Portraits.

Dean will also be making two brand-new films for this exhibition: Providence and His Picture in Little.

 

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