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Marlene Dumas: Skulls, the Albertinum, Dresden
Marlene Dumas: Hope and Fear, the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden
19 October 2017 – 14 January 2018
Two exhibitions by Marlene Dumas will take place at the Albertinum and the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden. In the Albertinum, a series titled Skulls will be displayed. For Dumas, a painter interested in the human condition, the skull motif is fundamental. Hung as a frieze, the work invites viewers to approach the skulls individually, to observe and study them in their singularity and to recognise, eventually, the universal condition that affects every person.
A new altarpiece by Marlene Dumas for the Annenkirche Dresden (St Anne’s Church) was unveiled on Sunday. This permanent installation has been made in collaboration with Jan Andriesse and Bert Boogaard and comprises multiple canvases in a Tree of Life formation.
Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison
HMP Reading Prison
4 September – 30 October 2016
In the latest project by Artangel, Inside sees leading artists, performers and writers respond to the work of the prison’s most famous inmate Oscar Wilde, the architecture of the prison and themes of imprisonment and separation, including new paintings by Marlene Dumas.
The Image as Burden
31 May – 6 September 2015
Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
The exhibition The Image as Burden at Fondation Beyeler was planned and designed in close collaboration with Marlene Dumas and realized together with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Tate Modern London. Sticking to a basic chronological order, the show traces her development as an artist. On display is a selection of over a hundred paintings and drawings, including several rarely shown collages from her early work and a few very recent paintings. Thus the show provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s oeuvre from the mid-1970s to the present.
Thursday, 16 April, 6:30pm
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
In this evening lecture, artist Marlene Dumas talks about her current retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, The Image as Burden. The title of the exhibition is taken from her a small 1993 painting depicting one figure carrying another. As with many of Dumas’s works, her choice of title deeply affects our interpretation of the work.
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