Tacita Dean in the Temples of Art

Tacita Dean triplicates herself for an extraordinary event in the Temples of Art of the Capital. With three distinct exhibitions, Dean brings her original work to the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Portrait Gallery, united in an unprecedented collaboration. On display, the three classic genres of painting - landscape (Royal Academy), portraits (National Portrait Gallery) and still life (National Gallery) - which the British artist executes in an essentially contemporary manner: film, drawings and installations dialogue with the host museums and the giants of painting from across the ages, from John Constable and William Turner to Francisco de Zurbaràn. But above all, there is the amazing scope of the work of one of the most important artists of our times that crosses time, space, genre and mediums with a natural and highly personal coherence. In this vast repertoire of works and mediums, standouts include the video installations dedicated to Merce Cunningham, Cy Twombly, Mario Merz and David Hockney for the first time in the United Kingdom at the National Portrait Gallery; the ambitious experimental film Antigone, shot in 35mm Cinemascope, and the monumental drawing on slate The Mantafon Letter, created specifically for the spaces of the Royal Academy; the diptych Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting, is an invite to reexamine the still life at the National Gallery.
Francesca Grego - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bvlgari Hotel London