Tacita Dean: Antigone

Kunstmuseum Basel, Gegenwart

28 August 2021–9 January 2022

Tacita Dean's solo exhibition Antigone is now open at Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart.

 The exhibition marks the Swiss premiere of Dean’s allusive film Antigone (2018) which is accompanied by a selection works that relate closely to the film. Antigone is one of Dean’s most complex works: an hour long and shot in 35mm film, it is shown across two simultaneous cinemascope projections on a continuous loop. The name Antigone holds significance not only for its Greek literary history but also in being the name of Dean’s older sister and therefore one of the first words the artist ever learnt.

Alongside the screening, the exhibition includes an installation of a group of short 16mm films shown together for the first time, recent large-scale blackboard drawings and slate works, and a series of new hand-drawn lithographs.

Screenings take place daily at 11 and 12 am, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm


Visit the Kunstmuseum Basel website for tickets and details.



28 Aug 2021