Dorothea Tanning retrospective (Feb 2019)

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Tate Modern, Bankside, London
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0207 887 8888

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
27th February to 9th June 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sun); 10 AM to 10 PM (Fri-Sat); Last entry 45 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
£13. See tate.org.uk

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Dorothea Tanning pushed at the boundaries of surrealism for an incredible seventy years, and this will be the first major retrospective of her work since her death in 2012 at the age of 101.

The exhibition will encompass the entire seven decade stretch of her career, from her early enigmatic paintings to the stuffed-textile sculptures that she became famous for later.

If there was a chief idea behind her work, then it was to suggest that there was more to life than meets the eye. She constantly strove to show "unknown but knowable states". Surrealism was thus a perfect fit, and when she moved to Paris in the 1950s she started creating abstract paintings, followed by a series of uncanny soft sculptures.

In later life she devoted more of her time to publishing poetry and writing a novel.

 

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