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Tacita Dean commissioned for Tate Modern's Unilever Series

15th December 2010

English visual artist Tacita Dean has been commissioned for the 12th installation in the Unilever Series.

From October 11th 2011, an exhibition of the artist's pieces will go on show in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern and will be overseen by Nicholas Cullinan, curator of international modern art at the gallery.

Dean works in many media, including photography, sound installations, drawing and found objects, but has attained the most recognition through her use of 16mm film.

Films such as 1999's Banewl and 1996's Disappearance at Sea display her trademark style of using static camera positions and long takes to show events occurring unhurriedly, while her work also examines how the camera lens can transform perceptions of architectural spaces.

Sheena Wagstaff, chief curator at Tate Modern, said that Dean's works are 'some of the most fascinating and elegiac' pieces created in recent years.

'Her interest in light, space and history, as well as her keen sense of the cinematic and the sublime, make her a perfect choice for the Unilever Series,' she added.

The current installation in the Unilever Series opened on October 12th. Sunflower Seeds by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, which is made up of more than 100 million ceramic seeds, will run until May 2nd 2011.
 

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