Floating Dolmen | offset lithograph with screenprint on GardaPat 13 Kiara | 2009 | 25.4 x 33.9 cm (image size) 38.2 x 45.8 (paper size) | edition /50 | acquired 2012 | photographed by...

Tacita Dean was born in Canterbury, England (1965) and now lives and works in Berlin. Dean is well known for her work in 16mm film. Her films are often characterised by long takes and fixed camera positions resulting in the viewer’s heightened awareness of the passing of time. Dean also works across a range of other media including drawing and photography but all her works have a strong interest in time, history and narrative. Major exhibitions have included ‘Analogue’ at Schaulager in Basel in 2006 - the most comprehensive retrospective of Dean’s career to date - and a solo exhibition at Tate Britain in 2001. Dean won the Hugo Boss award in 2007 and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 (Ingleby Gallery).  

The associations that I make when deciding to buy an artwork can be quite particular to the place and time as well as the aim and purpose. I remember clearly that I thought of the prehistoric Menhir rock that is situated in Qala, my home town and thought that this would be an appropriate piece to complement the site of 73 | 75 | 77.

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