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MoMA, New York, USA
14 December 2008 – 16 February 2009
Exhibition travelling from MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
This exhibition is the first of its scale to be mounted in the United States and includes approximately seventy paintings and thirty-five drawings, providing a comprehensive examination of the work of one of the most thought-provoking and fascinating artists working today. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.
Villa Oppenheim, Berlin, Germany
28 November 2008 – 15 February 2009
This exhibition focuses on work made between 2005 to 2008 and will included films, and photographic works which have been influenced by her life in Germany.
Tacita Dean has also been awarded the Kurt Schwitters prize for 2008.
1 November 2008 – 18 January 2009
Prospect.1 New Orleans [P.1] will be the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States. Fiona Tan’s contribution Island explores issues such as how different layers of time and place can converge in the present and in one’s memory – how one can be present in one place and, at the same time, in one’s memory, be present in another place. What images of him- or herself does the viewer encounter in the film and in the mirrors? Fiona Tan describes this work as a retreat slightly away from everyday life.
Dayanita Singh is one of eleven recipients of this year’s award which focused on the theme of the human Body. Singh was awarded for the outstanding quality of her images, for providing a complex and well-articulated view of contemporary India, and for introducing a new aesthetic into Indian photography.
Singh’s work will also be included in Indian Highway, a group exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, 10 December 2008 – 22 February 2009. Exhibition travelling to Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway.
Set design project for the English National Opera
27 – 30 November 2008
English National Opera marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of England’s best-loved composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, with a major new production conducted by British music specialist Richard hickox and directed by the acclaimed actress Fiona Shaw. Riders to the Sea is set in the Aran Islands and is his most moving and compelling opera. The piece’s visual concept has been jointly devised by Irish multi-media artist Dorothy Cross and set designer Tom Pye
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