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Tacita Dean | Mudam – The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg

Inferno (2021), Installation View, Mudam Luxembourg. Photo by Eike Walkenhorst

Tacita Dean’s eight part photogravure, Inferno (2021), will be presented as part of her solo exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc, from 9 July 2022 until 29 January 2023.

The exhibition features recent work by Dean that relates to ‘The Dante Project’, a ballet production developed by choreographer Wayne McGregor, in collaboration with composer Thomas Adès, for London’s Royal Opera House. Dean designed the sets and costumes for this Royal Ballet production, which opened in London in October 2021 and which will travel to the Opéra Garnier in Paris in Spring 2023 and The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen in Autumn 2023.

As in Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, the ballet took the form of the three stages of Dante’s journey through the afterlife: ‘Inferno,’ ‘Purgatorio,’ and ‘Paradiso.’ For each act, Dean made a distinctive artwork explaining: ‘The whole concept for this ballet is to go from negative to positive, from upside down to the right way up, from black and white to colour, and also from representation to abstraction. And through mediums as well, so beginning with drawing, and then going into photography, and then coming out into film.’

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