Museo Tamayo presents a Tacita Dean solo show, English artist who lives and works in Berlin. Trained as a painter, Dean mostly works with16 or 35 mm analogue film: the quality of the film allows her to operate on it, in a working process directed to a production that is more plastic than cinematographic, exploring the materiality of celluloid itself.
The monographic exhibition “Tacita Dean”, in Tamayo Museum, is her first one in Mexico: as result of a working project on several mediums, Dean presents, beside a wide selection of her most interesting films in 16mm and others realized expressly for this exhibition, some recent paintings in order to show the relevance of pictorial work in the developing of her production.
With the same attention which an archaeologist or a restorer could approach to an artifact, Dean’s work is infused with a sense of historical apprehension: through documents and objects or constructions on the verge of disappearance, the artist wants to analyze concepts as time and chance, and how they determine our interpretation of past events, establishing in many of her artworks a relationship between what is absent and the act of looking.
- Quatemary, 2014. Installation view, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris. Photography: Marc Dommage Courtesy of the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York /Paris and Frith Street Gallery, London
- Tacita Dean, Bel Air Camera, 2016