Skip to content

Tacita Dean

03.03.2011 to 29.05.2011

Tacita Dean


Tacita Dean Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean
The Line of Fate

Date: Mar 04 to May 29
Venue: MUMOK
Opening: Thu, Mar 03, 19:00

Tacita Dean who was born 1965 in Canterbury and lives in Berlin is concerned with historical processes and the wealth of narratives from past times that can be evoked in the present day. After a number of retrospectives in the past few years-at the Musée d\'Art Moderne in Paris, for instance, at the Schaulager in Basel or the Guggenheim Museum in New York-Tacita Dean will be presenting a new work group in her first solo exhibition in Austria. Its subject matter circles the creative potential of recording systems.

The title of the show plays with multiple readings of line drawing, the path of \'lifelines\' and the linearity of filmic narratives and image sequences. Just as lines can connect up different points, the artist connects up different media-film, photography, drawing, and books-in her work. She compares film to \'drawing with light\', she overpaints photographs, and photographs drawings. In her most recent film work Dean concentrates on the subject of the creative processes of representation: in Craneway Event (2009) she documents Merce Cunningham\'s rehearsals of a performance in a modernist Ford factory near San Francisco and, in two films about Giorgio Morandi, she plumbs the relationship between the real objects in his still life and their drawn, multiply-overlaid markings on the work surface. A film about Cy Twombly which is being made in cooperation with the MUMOK will be shown for the first time.

Achim Hochdörfer

Themed Tour:
Der Zeit ihre Kunst, der Kunst ihre Zeit- Eine zeitliche Führung, gerafft und gedeeeeeehnt, with Julia Draxler and Katharina Moraweck (in German language)
Date: Sat, Mar 26, May 14, 14:00

Curator-guided Tour
Achim Hochdörfer guides through the exhibition, with Achim Hochdörfer (in German language)
Date: Sat, May 7, 14:00

Back to main navigation

Cookie Settings

This websites uses cookies to give you the best possible service. Detailed information can be found in our Terms of use and Data Protection Regulations.

Technically essential

Technically essential cookies used to ensure the basic functionality of the website.


Functional cookies used to ensure the proper performance of the website.


Target-oriented cookies used to improve user experience.