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Anne Tallentire, b.1949

These Aggregations2019

Tallentire works in a range of media including video, photography, drawing, assemblage, text and performance.  About her work These Aggregations, she says:

“The dimensions (and colours) of the elements that comprise the work correspond precisely to items of furniture people brought from their homes on a housing estate in Graz to a shared common area designated for collective activities…My interest is in the negotiation of space and attachment/detachment to objects. I am thinking of how the performance of such (collective) placement especially around everyday objects can be determined by economic, practical to aesthetic and cultural factors. I chose to render panels in laminate which is a contemporary generic material associated with surface and practical application…The panels stand in stacks on the ground perpendicular to the wall supported by batons and as such suggest the potential for infinite reconfiguration. The five juxtapositions of the four colours that comprise These Aggregations suggests how in incremental ways we navigate our lives, that everything is in a state of flux and stasis and in continual relation to everything else.”

MediumLaminated mdf panels, pine wood battens
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2020, 2020
Item NumberIMMA.4172
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Anne Tallentire, These Aggregations, 2019, Laminated mdf panels, pine wood battens, variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2020, 2020

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Anne Tallentire b.1949

Anne Tallentire is an artist, born in Northern Ireland who lives and works in London. In 1999 she represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale and in 2010 IMMA staged a major survey exhibition of her work entitled ‘This and other Things 1999 – 2010’.Anne co-organises Hmn a quarterly sound test bed centre with writer and curator Chris Fite Wassilak. Often documenting the actions of both herself and others, Tallentire’s work is concerned with interrogating the apparatus of mapping and naming, and the relationship between the specific and the general, social control and urban occupations. She is a member of Aosdána, Emeritus Professor in Fine Art, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, where she taught for over two decades and is represented by gallery Hollybush Gardens, London. 
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