Stamen Papers. Michael Dean at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome

Fondazione Giuliani, Rome is hosting until July 22 a solo show by British artist Michael Dean, shortlisted this year for the Turner Prize 2016. Stamen Papers – the installation that the artist has developed specifically for the spaces of the foundation – draws on a botanical vocabulary: the “stamen”, composed of a filament and an anther, is the pollen that produces part of the flower. Dean’s work Health (Working Title), produced originally for his solo exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds in 2012, is here installed as a filament with an anther which represents a symbolic stamen spreading the “papers” related to Dean’ previous exhibitions. The Pollen, a new work published on the occasion of the exhibition in Rome, is composed by pages that visitors can take and carry with them.

Stamen Papers by Michael Dean
Fondazione Giuliani, Rome
Through July 22