The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of April 12, 2024

The Russian Ending: Wreck of Worthing Pier

The Russian Ending: Wreck of Worthing Pier

2001
(British, b. 1965)
published by
Sheet: 58.4 x 83.8 cm (23 x 33 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

The title of Tacita Dean’s portfolio comes from an early Danish cinema practice of producing films with alternate endings: a happy resolution would be created for the American audience and a disastrous one for the Russian market. The artist sourced the photographs from postcards she collected of natural or human-caused disasters. In the prints, she annotated the images with fictional filmmaker directions. While each print seems to represent a single movie still, Dean invites viewers to imagine the preceding narrative—as though it were part of a film—and decipher her handwritten clues to arrive at its ending.
  • Photographs in Ink. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 20, 2022-April 2, 2023).
    "The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection," The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (Feb. 24 - July 7, 2013).
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