Published by Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager. Text by Tacita Dean, Anne Carson, et al.
Tacita Dean’s (born 1965) Antigone (2018) is an hour-long 35mm anamorphic film, and is the most complex work to date by the British-European artist. The name of this work combines the artist's personal history with the mythological world order: Antigone is the heroine in the eponymous drama by the Greek poet Sophocles, and is also the name of Tacita Dean's older sister. The name creates a double bond full of ambivalences and is the reason for Dean's exploration of the character.
The leitmotif of the work is blindness: Antigone revolves around fundamental questions of foresight and destiny, seeing and not seeing, and metaphorical blindness as a necessity for artistic work. It is also a thoroughly analogue work: Dean assembled the film images, which appear like collages, with and inside the camera using sophisticated stencils and multiple exposures. The result of this experimental project is both a pioneering achievement and a masterpiece. The book documents the narrative of the making and impact of this work.
Tacita Dean: Writing and Filmography, published as a companion to Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, collects the artist’s writings and pairs them with a complete filmography. Dean’s writings reveal her to be as sensitive a thinker as she is an image maker, and her filmography shows the depth and breadth of the artist’s interests. Beautifully illustrated throughout with film stills, archival photographs and related artworks, this two-volume publication provides an unparalleled insight into the stories and inspiration behind her work.
Published by Royal Academy of Arts. Text by Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst, Ali Smith.
British artist Tacita Dean (born 1964) first came to the attention of the art world with her surrealistic 16-mm film “The Story of Beard” (1992), making a name for herself as part of the Young British Artists generation—even if Dean’s slow, subtle films would seem to have little in common with the raucous works of her peers. Dean was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and has since been a vocal advocate for the medium of film.
In 2018, Dean brings major exhibitions to three of London’s leading art institutions: the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts. Each exhibition will provide an encounter with the filmmaker’s work through a different lens: landscape, portrait and still life. Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life unites the three exhibitions in one stunning survey volume. Works drawn from Dean’s entire career to the present day are brought together with texts by leading writers Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst and Ali Smith providing unique insights into Dean’s vision.
Tacita Dean: Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, published at a career-defining moment for the artist, provides a new and authoritative view on a hugely influential filmmaker who has been at the cutting edge of British art for over 20 years. The book is published with three different covers
Originally conceived for an exhibition in Afghanistan, Tacita Dean’s (born 1965) c/o Jolyon consists of 100 original prewar postcards from Kassel, Germany, over which the artist painted contemporary views of the same sites in gouache. The postcards were originally mailed "c/o Jolyon" to the former CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Kabul, Jolyon Leslie. The name Jolyon had a particular resonance for Dean, as it was her father’s middle name, taken from a character in John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga. The first 50 postcards of c/o Jolyon were shown as part of Documenta 13 at the Queen’s Palace, Bagh-e Babur in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2012. Published in a limited edition of 300 copies, this book reproduces the 100 postcards in full color.
British video artist and filmmaker Tacita Dean (born 1965) is internationally admired for her patient and sensitive approach to her subject matter, explored in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist in this collection of in-depth interviews. In her Berlin studio, at a conference and on a train journey, they discuss her film portraits of architectural structures and personalities such as Merce Cunningham, Michael Hamburger, Mario Merz and Cy Twombly; her fervent collecting and reworking of analogue material--postcards, four-leaf clovers, albumen prints--and the things that have informed and influenced her artistic output over the past two and a half decades. The result is a broad and invaluable introduction to one of the most important British artists of our times, full of fascinating anecdotes and insights into her working methods and illustrated with black-and-white images of her work.
Published by New Museum. Edited by Massimiliano Gioni, Margot Norton.
Tacita Dean (born 1965) has become one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, with more than 40 16mm films and a rich body of drawings, photographs and writing to her name. This volume focuses on five recent film portraits of important American artists and thinkers: Merce Cunningham, Leo Steinberg, Julie Mehretu, Claes Oldenburg and Cy Twombly.
PUBLISHER New Museum
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 72 pgs / 23 color / 2 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2012 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 183
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780985448509TRADE List Price: $14.95 CDN $21.00 GBP £12.99
Seven Books Grey is an updated, expanded version of Tacita Dean's Seven Books (2003), and is an exploration of Dean's oeuvre as it straddles film, drawing, photography, writing and book-making. Each book has a different focusand together they are an accurate survey of Dean's work to date. Book One: Complete Works and Filmography 1991–2011 | Book Two: Selected Writings 1992–2011 (Dean's writings)|Book Three: A Panegyric, Gaeta, Edwin Parker (three projects made with and about Cy Twombly) | Book Four: Film Works with Merce Cunningham | Book Five: Footage (artist's book with a text by Marina Warner taking a cultural-historical lookat the foot and the significance of limping) | Book Six: Post-War Germany and ‘Objective Chance': W.G. Sebald, Joseph Beuys and Tacita Dean (essay by Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes) | Book Seven: Essays on the Work of Tacita Dean (texts by Wolfram Pichler, Peter Bürger, Douglas Crimp and Achim Hochdörfer)
Prior to a controversial gallery renovation, Tacita Dean documents the brown and beige jute walls, carpeted floor and other decor of the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, which houses the famous seven-room installation Block Beuys, 1970-86 by Joseph Beuys. Opponents of the renovation cite the importance of entropy in Beuys' work.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 10.25 x 6 in. / 80 pgs / 80 color. Signed edition of 1,000 copies.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/1/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 162
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783865217035SDNR30 List Price: $100.00 CDN $120.00
Published by Charta/Miami Art Central. Text by Tacita Dean, Briony Fer, Rina Carvajal.
The invisible, the trace, the almost-there… British-born Tacita Dean’s 16-mm films create remarkable drama from astonishingly little visual presence. In addition to an ambient sound track, we hear the workings of the projector, we become aware of the mechanics of the film moving through the gate, we focus on processing irregularities--accidental or intentional. Published alongside her recent exhibition at Miami Art Central, this volume gathers key films together with Dean’s poetic narratives, which become discrete works in themselves when juxtaposed with the still images. In this way, Film Works reveals another facet of Dean’s output, rather than functioning entirely as a catalogue of works. The films included, which date from the 1990s to the present, are accompanied by essays by art historian and theorist Briony Fer, and Miami Art Central Chief Curator Rina Carvajal. Represented by Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, Dean received the 2006 Hugo Boss Prize.
PUBLISHER Charta/Miami Art Central
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.5 x 8.5 in. / 112 pgs / 46 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/1/2008 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 80
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881586639TRADE List Price: $34.95 CDN $40.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Tacita Dean.
The green ray is an optical phenomenon that occurs during the last moment of the sun's setting. Rarely seen from land, and then only when the horizon over the sea is 100% clear, it appears here, on a few pages of a flip-book which documents an entire sunset in Madagascar. The stills are taken from Tacita Dean's 2001 video “Green Ray on Madagascar.”
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 3.75 in. / 152 pgs / 148 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883756776SDNR30 List Price: $25.00 CDN $30.00