Tacita Dean stars in unique triple exhibition

  • 2 March 2018

This month sees the opening of the first two shows in the artist's collaboration with three major London galleries, focused around the themes of landscape, portrait and still life.

Tacita Dean, Prisoner Pair, 2008 © Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/ Paris

Tacita Dean, Prisoner Pair, 2008

The unprecedented collaboration sees Dean partner with three major London galleries – the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and National Gallery – to stage three fascinating shows shaped by her response to the individual character of each institution.

The first two shows, which concentrate on portraiture and still life, open on 15 March, while the third exhibition, which explores the idea of landscape, opens on 19 May, 2018.

National Art Pass holders receive 50% off the price of entry to the exhibitions at the NPG and RA.

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The first show at the National Portrait Gallery features a new work by Dean, a film portrait of David Hockney, acquired with Art Fund assistance. The final show is part of RA250, the Royal Academy's celebration of its 250th anniversary, which is also being supported by Art Fund.

Speaking of the collaboration, Tacita Dean says: 'It is a great honour to be invited to make this set of exhibitions in three such venerable and individual institutions. The idea to identify the nature of genres within my own practice came from within the particular identities of these three museums and their histories.

'It has been a huge pleasure developing the structure of these exhibitions with everyone involved and daring to gently nudge pre-existing orthodoxies about what constitutes a landscape, portrait and still life.'

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