Townsend Lecture - Tacita Dean
The Slade School of Fine Art is delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artist and Slade alumna Tacita Dean to give the next William Townsend Memorial Lecture on Thursday 4th October.
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This very distinguished lecture series has been hosted as a public lecture by the Slade School of Fine Art since 1974. Although speakers have included eminent art critics, art historians, theorists and curators including Norbert Lynton, Richard Wollheim, Andrew Causey, Richard Cork and Norman Bryson, the primary aim of the William Townsend Memorial Lecture series is to encourage well known and influential artists to talk about their work to art students and the wider public.
Tacita Dean was born in 1965 in Canterbury, UK. She studied at Falmouth School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art before moving to live and work in Berlin in 2000.
Her solo exhibitions include Tate Britain, London (2001), Schaulager, Basel (2006), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007), Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Milan (2009) and MUMOK, Vienna (2011), New Museum, New York (2012), Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro (2013), Fondación Botín, Santander (2013), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2016) and Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2018). Also in 2018, Dean presented LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT, STILL LIFE, three distinct exhibitions which formed an unprecedented collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery and The Royal Academy of Arts in London. Dean was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998, and was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize in 2006 and the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 2009. In 2011, she made FILM as part of the Unilever Series of commissions in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, which marked the beginning of her campaign to protect the medium of photochemical film (www.savefilm.org). Other recent group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), Venice Biennale (2013), Berlin Biennale and Biennale of Sydney (2014).
In 2014/15 she was artist in residence at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
Please note: the event is now sold out
Christopher Ingold Auditorium
20 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AJ