Explore still life through the lens of Tacita Dean, one of the genre's leading contemporary practitioners
Guided by Dean's own understanding of still life and its influence on her practice, the artist will curate a diverse selection of works in a variety of mediums.
'STILL LIFE' will feature works by the artist herself – including a new film diptych made especially for the exhibition, 'Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting', and 'Prisoner Pair' (2008, 16mm) – and works by Dean's contemporaries, including Thomas Demand, Roni Horn, and Wolfgang Tillmans alongside paintings from the National Gallery Collection, such as Zurbarán’s Cup of Water and a Rose.
'STILL LIFE' examines the genre's legacy within the history of art and demonstrates the continued importance of the still life genre and the National Gallery Collection as sources of inspiration in contemporary art practice.
This exhibition is part of an unprecedented collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts, who are hosting related exhibitions, 'Tacita Dean: PORTRAIT' and 'Tacita Dean: LANDSCAPE,' respectively.
Exhibition supported by:
Christian Levett, and Miss Dasha Shenkman OBE
Image above: Tacita Dean, 'Prisoner Pair', 2008. 16mm colour film, mute, 11 minutes. Location photograph. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.