Monet Hates Me, a project by visual artist Tacita Dean, explores her chance encounters with objects in the archives of the Getty Research Institute. As the Artist in Residence at the GRI in 2014–2015, Dean proposed that chance be her guide through the collections, and indeed it was: she researched randomly, meandering through boxes, objects, and images from sources as varied as medieval alchemy books to 20th century artist letters. In this conversation, Dean discusses her experiences working in the archives alongside independent scholar Anne Rana and how her collaboration with Martyn Ridegewell during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns shaped the artist’s edition and complementary artist’s book.
Monet Hates Me will be available for purchase beginning November 1, 2021, at the Getty Museum Store.
This program is part of the GRI’s Art History in the Making series, which brings artists, critics, curators, and scholars together to explore how both the creative practice of art-making and new discoveries in art history are provoking new questions and redefining the frontiers of the field.
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The conversation will be available on the Getty Research Institute YouTube channel following the event.