Tacita Dean c/o Jolyon
Jul 31 2014 - Aug 09 2014
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Higher Bridges Gallery Clinton Centre, Enniskillen, Co.Fermanagh,
T: (028) 6632 5440
Location: Higher Bridges Gallery Clinton Centre
Date: Thu 31. July - Sat 2. August
Tue 5. August - Sat 9. August
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Samuel Beckett in his first visit to Germany (1928) stayed in Kassel with his Aunt Cissie and her Jewish husband “Boss” Sinclair. This was where he learned of contemporary German expressionist art and witnessed the Nazi bullying.
c/o Jolyon consists of 100 original postcards of pre-war Kassel in Germany, over-painted in gouache by the artist with contemporary views of the same sites. Originally conceived for exhibition in Afghanistan, they were mailed c/o Jolyon, to the former CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Kabul, Jolyon Leslie. The name Jolyon had an immediate resonance for the artist as it was her father’s middle name. He had always been given to understand that he was the first non-fictional person to bear it because of his own father’s close friendship with writer John Galsworthy, who made the name up for his character in The Forsyte Saga.
Tacita Dean is one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists. In 2011, she was commissioned to create FILM as part of the Tate Modern Unilever series. Her recent 16mm films capture important artists including the choreographer Merce Cunningham working with his dancers for her
film Craneway Event (2008).
Courtesy the artist Frith Street Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery New York and Paris.