One of the most important living artists of our times, Dean is renowned for her singular poetic vision and distinctive body of work. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition is composed of inter-related bodies of work made around the world, from Berlin to Los Angeles, Japan and Australia. It includes new and recent films, monumental chalkboard drawings, sensuous photographic and print series, and early ephemera works exhibited for the first time.
Powerful and playful, Dean’s works are grounded in themes of history, memory, mortality, and the passage of time.
An extensive calendar of events, for all ages, accompanies the exhibition to enhance and extend the experience including:
o Family Space: Play with Chance – invites families with children of all ages to explore the themes of Dean’s work through the medium of clay
o curator talks to understand more about the work
o cross-disciplinary talks with other associated practitioners
o Sunday sessions – a relaxed monthly workshop series about art-making
o artist sessions with practicing artists
Tacita Dean is curated by MCA Director Suzanne Cotter, Senior Curator Exhibitions Jane Devery, and Curator Megan Robson. The exhibition, is part of the Sydney International Art Series which brings the works of internationally renowned artists exclusively to Sydney and supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Tacita Dean, is part of the Sydney International Art Series which brings the works of internationally renowned artists exclusively to Sydney and supported by the the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Free for MCA Members, Youth and Children (U17)
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Image 1 – Tacita Dean, The Wreck of Hope, 2022, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2023, chalk on blackboard, image courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris and Los Angeles © the artist, photograph: Zan Wimberley
Image 2 – Tacita Dean,Geography Biography, 2023, installation view, Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, 2023, 35mm portrait format anamorphic film diptych, colour with black and white, silent, image courtesy Pinault Collection, © Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Niney et Marca Architectes, agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier, photograph: Aurélien Mole
Image 3 and 4 – Tacita Dean, Paradise (film still), 2021, with music Paradiso by Thomas Adès, 35mm colour anamorphic film, optical sound, image courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris and Los Angeles, © the artist