Curator-led tour of Tacita Dean’s “Still Life” at the National Gallery
April 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
We are honoured that National Gallery curator, Bart Cornelis, will lead us through Tacita Dean's "Landscape" exhibition at the National Gallery before the gallery is open to the public. This exhibition is one of three London locations collaborating in showing multiple facet's of Dean's work this Spring, and shows Dean both as artist and curator.
Guided by her own understanding of still life and its influence on her practice, the artist will curate a diverse selection of works, ranging from 17th-century paintings to recently completed pieces in a variety of mediums, either by the artist herself or by her contemporaries. There will also be a new film diptych, 'Ideas for Sculpture in a Setting' made by Dean especially for the National Gallery exhibition. By approaching the genre in this way, the exhibition will provide a forum for re-positioning concepts of still life and examine its legacy within the history of art.
8.45am – doors open, giving time for you to drop off any coats at the cloakroom
9am – Bart to lead a tour of the exhibition
10am – the Gallery opens to the public, we are welcome to stay
For those who are interested, some of us will move on for a self-guided tour through Dean's "Portrait" exhibition at the NPG.
Contributions: Patrons - free; Friends - £20; visitors - £30.