This section is devoted to contemporary artists working in film. Following the presentations of Shelly, Silver (2015), Akram Zaatari (2016), and Vincent Dieutre (2017), this year’s focus is on the work of British artist Tacita Dean – one of the most singular artists of her generation.
“The films, drawings and other works by Tacita Dean are extremely original. Her recent film portraits express something that neither painting nor photography can capture. They are purely film. And while Dean can appreciate the past, her art avoids any kind of academic approach. The focus of her subtle but ambitious work is the truth of the moment, the film as a medium and the sensibilities of the individual”.
Adrian Searle, art critic,The Guardian
Tacita Dean is a founding member of savefilm.org, the campaign to protect and safeguard photochemical film.
Dean has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Sixth Benesse Prize at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2006 and the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 2009. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Museo Tamayo (2016); Espace Louis Vuitton Munich (2016); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2013); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013); the Botín Foundation, Santander (2013); the New Museum, New York (2012); the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (2011) and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (2011), among others.
> Tacita Dean will also be celebrated in London in the spring of 2018 with an exceptional triple exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Cinéma du réel will present Kodak (2006), Craneway Event (2009), The Uncles (2004), Event for a Stage (2015) and short films : A Bag of Air, Disappearance at Sea, Edwin Parker, The Green Ray, His Picture in Little – 35mm World Premiere, The Martyrdom of St. Agatha, Michael Hamburger, Portraits, Providence – 35mm World Premiere.
All presented in 16 mm and 35 mm.
> Tacita Dean will attend the festival on March 23, 24 and 25.
> Public talk on March 24th with Tacita Dean and Patricia Falguières, historian and critic
Curated by Rachael Rakes
With the support of Marian Goodman gallery.