Monet Hates Me: Tacita Dean in Conversation with Anne Rana
Wednesday 8 December, 2021, from 4pm–5pm PST / 12pm midnight BST
Online, free event
Monet Hates Me, a project by visual artist Tacita Dean, explores her chance encounters with objects in the archives of the Getty Research Institute. As the Artist in Residence at the GRI from 2014–2015, Dean proposed that chance be her guide through the collections, and indeed it was: she researched randomly, meandering through boxes, objects, and images from sources as varied as medieval alchemy books to 20th century artist letters. In this conversation, Dean discusses her experiences working in the archives alongside art historian Anne Rana, and how her collaboration with Martyn Ridgewell during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns shaped the artist’s edition and complementary artist’s book.
Monet Hates Me will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2021, at the Getty Museum Store.
Tacita Dean is a British European artist born in 1965 in Canterbury. She lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles.
Anne Rana is an independent art historian based in Los Angeles.
This program is part of the GRI's Art History in the Making series, which brings artists, critics, curators, and scholars together to explore how both the creative practice of art-making and new discoveries in art history are provoking new questions and redefining the frontiers of the field.
The conversation will be available on the Getty Research Institute YouTube channel following the event.