12 May-21 June 2009. The Nicola Trussardi Foundation presents the first great exhibition in Italy of work by the English artist Tacita Dean.
On display is a selection of 14 works: photographs, installations and two movies, commissioned and produced by the foundation for the exhibition. Dean has filmed the private home of the painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, where he has worked for over 50 years. Here she has caught the traces left by the great master and revealed unknown details and hidden quirks. Her films, shot in analogical format (16 mm), turn every landscape, object and subject into a moving still life. The works of Dean are romantic and reserve unpredictable surprises.
Dean is one of the most influential personalities of contemporary art. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1998, won the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize of the Guggenheim Museum of New York in 2006 and has displayed her work in the most famous museums and galleries worldwide.
The monumental setting of Palazzo Dugnani was built as an aristocratic residence in 1600 before becoming the home of Milan's natural history museum and then of the first art history school in Italy. It is currently owned by the culture department of Milan city council.