Exploring ideas of landscape, Tacita Dean presents a range of work including a new experimental film in this exhibition supported by Art Fund.
The first exhibition to take place in the Royal Academy’s new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Tacita Dean: Landscape takes a wide-ranging, roving attitude to the notion of landscape and presents an array of works that communicate the Royal Academician’s vision.
The exhibition forms part of the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary celebrations, RA250, which also include a series of exhibitions and talks across the UK supported by Art Fund. To celebrate this landmark occasion, the Royal Academy is offering 50% off entry this show to visitors with a National Art Pass.
Collections of natural found objects, a blackboard drawing and a series of cloudscapes in chalk on slate draw the viewer towards the exhibition’s centrepiece – a new 35mm film, Antigone, which features poet Anne Carson and actor Stephen Dillane, and combines multiple places, geologies and seasons into a single cinematographic image.
Landscape is one of three Tacita Dean exhibitions in 2018, constituting an unprecedented collaboration between the RA, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Each show looks at an area central to the institution through the prism of Dean’s work. Prior to Landscape opening at the RA on 19 May, the National Gallery presents Tacita Dean: Still Life and the National Portrait Gallery presents Tacita Dean: Portrait, both running 15 March to 28 May.