Tacita Dean by Jean-Christophe RoyouxTacita Dean by Jean-Christophe Royoux

Tacita Dean

byJean-Christophe Royoux, Marina Warner, Germaine Greer

Paperback | July 1, 2006

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How do you define the present?How do you capture somethingso fleeting that the very second it is acknowledged, it is already amemory?This constant shift in moments, tenses and time - both thetransitory and the oppressively long - is what the English artist TacitaDean explores in her installations, photographs, video art and drawings.TACITA DEAN by Jean-Cristophe Royoux, Germaine Greer and Marina Warner, isthe first major monograph to cover the work of this internationallyrespected artist.An unusual artist, known to use several artistic mediumsat once, Tacita Dean is among the most sophisticated new artists workingtoday.Born in England but currently working in Berlin, she is a trulyinternational innovator.Although she emerged in the 1990s, Dean has aquiet depth that sets her apart from the hype of the cool Britannia'scene.Dean's unique creations reveal her inquisitive, almostdetective-like, interest in life's most dramatic and mundane moments.Her film installations explore the ways that change and coincidenceinfluence daily life.In Disappearance at Sea (1996), Disappearance at SeaII (1997) and Teignmouth Electron(2000) Dean documents the tragic accountof Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to fake a solo voyage around the globe,which culminated in his eventual loss of sanity and his death at sea. Dean's photography collections and collages, such as FLOH (2002), revealDean's impulse to archive forgotten fragments of history. Her other worksexemplify her exceptional creative eye, like that of a jukebox filled withambient sounds recorded around the world on the eve of the new millennium(Jukebox, 2000), or the rotating view of Berlin form the Fernsehturmtelevision tower (Fersehturm, 2001) and a frustrated attempt to followdirections to Robert Smithson's submerged Spiral Jetty in Utah's Great SaltLake (Trying to Find the Spiral jetty, 1997).Dean's work is as diverse as it is unique and has attracted the attentionof galleries from around the world as well as international exhibitionssuch as the Venice Biennales (2003 and 2005). Her films have been screenedat the Sundance Film Festival and she was nominated for the Turner prize in1998.TACITA DEAN is a comprehensive overview of this international artistand is perfect for students, collectors and anyone with an interest incontemporary art.

About The Author

Germaine Greer is an author and noted Feminist. She is the author of The Female Eunuch, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, The Beautiful Boy, Shakespeare's Wife and White Beech: The Rainforest Years, among others

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Title:Tacita DeanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.5 × 10 × 0.75 inPublished:July 1, 2006Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714844284

ISBN - 13:9780714844282

Appropriate for ages: 13

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