Tacita Dean at Serralves Museum, Porto
Posted 24 January 2019
29 January - 5 May 2019
The work of Tacita Dean forms part of the history of Serralves’ programming, which began with a solo exhibition in 2002, and where the artist later filmed her work Boots (2003) in the Casa Rosa. Her 2019 exhibition presents another opportunity for her to show Boots, which was acquired by the Museum, alongside her new ambitious film project Antigone (2018), which premiered in the Royal Academy of Arts in her trilogy of exhibitions that also took place at the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London.
Antigone is a double-screen 35mm one-hour film which features poet and playwright Anne Carson and actor Stephen Dillane. The film project evokes the eponymous mythological figure and her blind and lame father, Oedipus. The exhibition at Serralves Museum has been able to unite a series of early works that manifest the early thinking behind Antigone. Alongside these works, two of her most recent large-scale blackboard drawings and a multi-part photogravure will also be displayed.
Image: Tacita Dean, Antigone, 2018. 2 synchronised 35mm anamorphic colour films, optical sound with a running time of exactly one hour. Film still
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