Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean: Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS (in three movements) to John Cage's composition 4'33" with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007 (six performances; six films), 2008

May 17, 2008 - September 1, 2008

<p>Tacita Dean. Film still from <i>Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS (in three movements) to John Cage’s composition 4’33’’ <br /> with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007 (six performances; six films)</i>, 2008. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery.</p>

Tacita Dean. Film still from Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS (in three movements) to John Cage’s composition 4’33’’
with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007 (six performances; six films)
, 2008. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery.

 
 
 

Tacita Dean will present a new installation at Dia:Beacon in summer 2008. The six-part film projection is based on footage Dean shot of Merce Cunningham performing in conjunction with Trevor Carlson at the Cunningham Studio in Manhattan in April 2007.

 

Artist Biography

Born in Canterbury, England, in 1965, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean is celebrated for a rich and diverse body of work that includes films, drawings, photographs, audio recordings, and installations. Her artworks often revolve around historical facts and fictions, and both chance and circumstance play an important role in her narratives. Dean has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows since 1992. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (Hugo Boss Prize Exhibition, 2007); Schaulager, Munchenstein/Basel, Switzerland (2006); and the National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (2006).

 
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