Private tour of Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE at the Royal Academy of Arts

Fri 22 June 2018 : 9:00am – 10:00am

Drawing Room is pleased to offer Drawing Circle members, and a limited number of Network members, the opp​ortunity to attend a private tour of Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE at the Royal Academy of Arts with exhibition curator Dr Désirée de Chair. The internationally renowned visual artist Tacita Dean will explore “landscape” in its broadest sense with intimate collections of natural found objects, a mountainous blackboard drawing, a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate and a major new experimental 35mm film.

Dr Désirée de Chair, curator of Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE, will conduct a private tour of the exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Tacita Dean’s interest in landscape phenomena has taken her around the world: from the unspoilt landscape of Bodmin Moor in England to the open rangelands of Wyoming in the American West to film a rare solar eclipse. Dean is a champion of photochemical film, yet her wide-ranging practice extends across a multitude of mediums. In the newly opened Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, she will explore “landscape” in its broadest sense: intimate collections of natural found objects, a mountainous blackboard drawing and a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate created especially for these spaces. The highlight of the exhibition will be a major new, experimental 35mm film, Antigone, shown as two simultaneous cinemascope projections. This quasi-narrative film features writer/poet Anne Carson and actor Stephen Dillane and combines multiple places, geologies and seasons into a spectacular cinematographic frame.

The event is part of Drawing Room's exclusive events programme for Drawing Circle members. Drawing Network members are welcome to join for a £30 donation. Your donation will be automatically matched by the Arts Council Catalyst:Evolve fund. If you wish to become a member and access our private events please contact Vishal Sumarria or visit our Join page. 

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The artist at work