Subject of chalkboard drawing also composed of chalk

This cliff in Chalk Drop 2018 (illustrated) appears stable, like the enormous wall of a fortress, however on nearer inspection, we see the rough waves churning beneath, and realise the cliff-facial area is supplying way, slipping into the ocean. Tacita Dean’s monumental chalkboard drawing at the Gallery of Modern-day Art (GOMA) in Brisbane through the exhibition ‘Air’ evokes the well known White Cliffs of Dover which are eroding evermore quickly as a outcome of climate adjust.

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GOMA, until 23 April 2023

Element of ‘Chalk Fall’

Chalk Fall (depth) 2018

As Dean began to make Chalk Fall, a shut mate was identified with a tumour. ‘Every day’, she recounts, ‘I wrote the date on the board, chalking chalk with chalk in a sedimentation of time and emotion that experienced a awful constructive intensity.’ We can also make out chalked notes this sort of as ‘aerial view’ and ‘fade to black’ that are anchored in Dean’s follow as a filmmaker. Chalk Tumble is at as soon as a drawing, a journal, a history painting and the document of a deep friendship taken care of throughout an ocean.

Tacita Dean ‘Chalk Fall’

Tacita Dean, United Kingdom b.1965 / Chalk Slide 2018 / Chalk on blackboard / 9 panels: 121.9 x 243.8cm (just about every) 365.8 x 731.5cm (total) / Bought 2021. The Josephine Ulrick and Gain Schubert Charitable Trust / Selection: The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Have confidence in, Queensland Artwork Gallery | Gallery of Modern day Art / © Tacita Dean

Setting up the 9 panels at GOMA

Installing Chalk Slide 2018 / Photograph: C Callistemon © QAGOMA

Look at: Tacita Dean introduces ‘Chalk Fall’

Check out: Consider a peek at the exhibition ‘Air’

Edited extract from the accompanying exhibition publication Air obtainable at the QAGOMA Keep and on the net

Air’ / Gallery of Modern Art, Gallery 1.1 (The Fairfax Gallery), Gallery 1.2 & Gallery 1.3 (Eric and Marion Taylor Gallery) / 26 November 2022 to 23 April 2023


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