Overview of 25 years of work by Marlene Dumas
Marlene Dumas (b. 1953, Cape Town) is widely regarded as one of today’s most important painters. For over 30 years, her paintings and drawings have confronted existential topics, often referencing motifs from art history as well as current political themes. She draws inspiration from images she finds in magazines and newspapers, or from personal photographs she takes of her loved ones. Through her work she endeavours to explore and reveal the social, political, psychological and emotional aspects of an image.
This catalogue presents an overview of all her works that have been exhibited in Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp during its 25-year collaboration with the artist. Dumas has put on five solo shows in the gallery since 1993: Give the people what they want, Time and Again, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Twice and Double Takes. The publication contains texts written by the artist, as well as newspaper articles and archive photos.
Marlene Dumas has held solo exhibitions at a wide range of venues, including Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Tate Modern in London, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Haus der Kunst in Munich, The Menil Collection in Houston, MoMA in New York, MOCA in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.
The exhibition Double Takes will take place from May 27 – July 25, 2020 & from September 2 – October 10, 2020 in Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp.
- 28,5 x 22 cm
- 256 pages
- Hardcover with foldouts
- Bilingual edition English-Dutch
- ISBN 978 94 6388 746 5