One Hundred and Fifty Years of Painting — 2021
16mm color film, continuous loop, optical sound, 50 ½ min
Director: Tacita Dean
Cinematography: Trevor Tweeten
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Painting continues Dean’s tradition of artists’ portraits using the medium of film. Luchita Hurtado and Julie Mehretu, who in 2020 would have shared a birthday exactly five decades apart, are shown here in dialogue in a moving double-portrait. Filmed in Santa Monica on 3 January last year, the film features a congruence of lives which have overlapped in serendipitous ways, with musings on painting, motherhood, nature/ecology and more.