P.R.: Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Tacita Dean May 12, 2016

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents

Tacita Dean:Presences/Absences

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

In Person: Tacita Dean

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2016 -  Over the past 20 years, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean has created a large and compelling body of film work alongside her numerous other practices.  Oftencharacterized by a patient, observational acuity and an eye for compositions of unexpected significance and suggestion, her 16mm films also reflect an intimate engagement with and understanding of the film medium.  Dean's commitment to this medium further extends to her conviction that the work be seen in its original and intended form, via 16mm projection, and only rarely in a cinematic space.  

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is therefore very honored to present a thematic selection of Dean's short films spanning the past two decades, including the Los Angeles premiere of her newest 16mm film, Portraits (2016), a sustained, unadorned series of quietly expectant moments shared with artist David Hockney. Dean will be present to introduce and discuss her films.

What: Tacita Dean:Presences/Absences (featuring the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film, Portraits(2016)) - Tacita Dean in person!

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm. Note the change from our usual day & time

Where: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

INFO education@moca.org or 213.621.1745

TICKETS $12 general admission, $7 students with valid ID; FREE for Los Angeles Filmforum and MOCA members.  Tickets available in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/258310


(Subject to change)

Ztráta, 1991/2002

16mm, black and white, silent, 3.5 minutes

Bubble House, 1999

16mm color, sound, 7 minutes

Teignmouth Electron, 2000

16mm color, sound, 7 minutes


Section Cinema (Homage to Marcel Broodthaers), 2002

16mm, color, sound, 13 minutes


Palast, 2004

16mm, color, sound, 10 minutes


Human Treasure, 2006

16mm, color, sound, 15 minutes

Still Life, 2009

16mm, black and white, silent, 5.5 minutes

Portraits, 2016

16mm, color, sound, 16 minutes

Total Run Time: 77 minutes


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) and Fondación Botín, Santander (2013). 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 photochemicalfilm (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.

Programmed by Mark Toscano



Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is supported through both organizations by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional support of Filmforum's screening series comes from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA furthers MOCA's mission to question and adapt to the changing definitions of art and to care for the urgency of contemporary expression with bimonthly screenings of film and video organized and co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum-the city's longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimentalfilm, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation.

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