tacita dean | ITSLIQUID

tacita dean

Art | April 22, 2009 |

Tacita Dean
STILL LIFE
May 12 – June 21, 2009

Open daily, 10am – 8pm. Free entrance.

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi
at Palazzo Dugnani
Via Daniele Manin 2, Milan – Italy


info@fondazionenicolatrussardi.com
www.fondazionenicolatrussardi.com
 
Tacita Dean
Still Life, 2009
Location shot
Commissioned and produced by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
Courtesy the artist and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan

FONDAZIONE NICOLA TRUSSARDI presents STILL LIFE, a solo exhibition by Tacita Dean
Curated by: Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi is proud to present STILL LIFE, Tacita Dean’s first major solo exhibition in Italy, in Palazzo Dugnani, an historic building in the centre of Milan opened in collaboration with the City of Milan’s Department of Culture. The exhibition will present fourteen films, including two commissioned and produced by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi.

Tacita Dean’s films are monuments to the country of last things, revelations shot and reproduced rigorously in analogue form. With her slow contemplative films, Dean transforms atmospheric phenomena, pastoral landscapes and abandoned places into sublime panoramas and cinematic frescoes. For the exhibition with Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Dean has chosen to show only film, making a circular journey through the rooms of the palazzo, moving from works related to portraiture to those about natural phenomena, landscape and the sea, and then into a recent group that reference still life.

With help from the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Dean was invited to visit the studio of the painter, Giorgio Morandi, recently reinstalled in the apartment in Bologna where he lived and worked for fifty years. Still Life (2009), a film in black and white, focuses on the meticulous markings and measurements found on the paper Morandi placed underneath his objects. Day for Night (2009) looks at the objects themselves. Unable to touch or move them, Dean filmed them singly, making random groupings in contrast to Morandi’s studied and mathematically rigorous compositions.

In 2002, Tacita Dean made what became the first in a series of portrait films, Mario Merz (2002) – an intimate moment with the master of Arte Povera, to be shown for the first time in Milan, the city of his birth. Her recent six film installation on the great American dancer and choreographer: Merce Cunningham Performs STILLNESS… (2008) will have its European premiere in this exhibition. Also included will be four of her works about nature – romantic vistas that harbour unexpected surprises, like the cloudy solar eclipse on a dairy farm in Banewl (1999) and the accident that produced a work in Diamond Ring (2002); the single frame capturing the refracted green of the last ray of sun as it passes over the horizon in The Green Ray (2001), to the difficult crossing of The English Channel on a stormy day in Amadeus (2008). With the same attentiveness, the British artist films seemingly insignificant objects, like the pieces of fruit cultivated inside bottles for schnapps: a praise of slowness, Prisoner Pair (2008) is a microscopic analysis of time in detail and detail in time.

Palazzo Dugnani was built as a patrician house in the 17th century and contains a magnificent fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. In this extraordinary setting—which once housed Milan’s natural history museum and later became the first school in Italy that taught art history, but which has since fallen into disrepair —Tacita Dean’s exhibition will reveal the building’s majestic architecture and private rooms in a new way. Reopened by the City of Milan’s Department of Culture in collaboration and with the support of Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Palazzo Dugnani is being used for the first time as a venue for a contemporary art exhibition—an event that celebrates a new synergy between the City of Milan’s Department of Culture and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, both committed to making historical buildings accessible to wider audiences.

With STILL LIFE, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi continues to produce works by today’s most interesting artists for the forgotten monuments of the City of Milan. Since 2003 the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi has organized exhibitions with, among others: Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Darren Almond, Maurizio Cattelan, John Bock, Urs Fischer, Anri Sala, Paola Pivi, Martin Creed, Pawel Althamer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Tino Sehgal.

STILL LIFE by Tacita Dean is a project by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi organized in collaboration with the City of Milan’s Department of Culture and under the patronage of Region Lombardia and the Province of Milan. Thanks to MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna.
 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE BODY…

Calls | December 3, 2021

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events, is pleased to announce the open call for THE BODY LANGUAGE 2022, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture, and performance art, that will be held in Venice at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space from January 27 to February 18, 2022, and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings. Read more


THE HISTORIC MUSÉE CARNAVALET BY…

Architecture | December 3, 2021

In 2016, Snøhetta was commissioned along lead architect Chatillon Architectes to undertake the architectural renovation of one of the most prominent museums in France: the historic musée Carnavalet. Situated in the 3rd arrondissement in Paris, in the historic and vibrant district of the Marais, the 3,900 m2 musée Carnavalet is the oldest of all Parisian museums, and before closing for renovation in 2016, the museum welcomed more than 400,000 visitors each year. Read more


Featured Artist: Fares Micue

Art | November 30, 2021

Fares Micue is a Spanish self-taught fine art/conceptual self-portrait photographer born in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) in 1987. She started photography back in 2009 as a hobby but after 6 years into this hobby, she realized that photography was the perfect medium to share her thoughts, ideas, and perception of reality with others as well as a great tool to combine her other passion that is writing, taking a different approach to the creative process of her images, putting extra attention in all the elements to include in the final image like location, colors, props, mood, and story creating a final image both rich aesthetically and in meaning. Read more


EXHIBITION REVIEW: BORDERS ART FAIR…

Uncategorized | November 30, 2021

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice - Italian-German Cultural Association, is proud to announce the great success of BORDERS ART FAIR 2021, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture, and performance art curated by Arch. Luca Curci, held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello from June 14 to September 19, 2021. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!