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The Image as Burden
5 February – 10 May 2015
Tate Modern, London
Marlene Dumas is one of the most prominent painters working today. Her intense, psychologically charged works explore themes of sexuality, love, death and shame, often referencing art history, popular culture and current affairs.
‘Secondhand images’, she has said, ‘can generate first-hand emotions.’ Dumas never paints directly from life, yet life in all its complexity is right there on the canvas. Her subjects are drawn from both public and personal references and include her daughter and herself, as well as recognisable faces such as Amy Winehouse, Naomi Campbell, Princess Diana, even Osama bin Laden. The results are often intimate and at times controversial, where politics become erotic and portraits become political. She plays with the imagination of her viewers, their preconceptions and fears.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce the reopening of our original space at 60 Frith Street, Soho Square, where the gallery first operated in 1989. Since opening, Frith Street Gallery has emerged as one of the art world’s most interesting forces, instrumental in developing the careers of internationally renowned figures as well as supporting those at earlier stages of their career. The reopening of the space marks our achievements to date and our quarter century.
Trove: Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections
3 December 2014 – 8 March 2015
IMMA has invited internationally renowned Irish artist Dorothy Cross to select an exhibition of work from the Collections of IMMA, the Crawford Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. This exhibition will showcase the extraordinary depth of the National Collections in one unique and very subjective presentation. Cross will delve into the Collections with an approach which is very much in keeping with the artists own practice. The exhibition will include works rarely seen by the public, presented in a new fascinating light that celebrates and rediscovers many of the hidden treasures of our National Collections.
Nevermind – Work from the 90s
8 October 2014 – 1 March 2015
Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA, USA)
Polly Apfelbaum’s exhibition for the Worcester Art Museum will focus on the 1990s and will include a selection of her rarely seen early synthetic velvet and fabric dye works which developed into her now-iconic floor installations (or “fallen paintings”), exemplified by Blow-Up (1997) in the Museum’s collection.
Go Away Closer
27 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
With more than seven hundred photographs, the internationally renowned photographer Dayanita Singh is providing in-depth insights into the past thirty years of her artistic work.
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