Tacita Dean RA

In preparation for Tacita Dean’s exhibition which opens later this week in our new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, I have started reading her Selected Writing which the RA has published to accompany the exhibition.   I very strongly recommend it for the poetry of its evocative descriptions, its explanation for her obsession with clouds and four-leaf clovers, her description of the formation of collections, of the Gellért Baths in Budapest and the beach at Dungeness, written in the intensely allusive, memory-laden style – idiosyncratic and observational – of W.G. Sebald, but many of the pieces published before Sebald was (she first read Rings of Saturn in Fiji in September 1999 after her style was formed).

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