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The Stedelijk Museum, 09/06/14-01/04/15

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Tate Modern, 02/04/15-05/10/15

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Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Edited by Leontine Coelewij, Kerryn Greenberg, Helen Sainsbury, Theodora Vischer. Text by Leontine Coelewij, Colm Toibin. Interview by Theodora Vischer.

"Waiting (For Meaning)" (1988) image is reproduced from <I>Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden</I>.

The definitive catalogue on contemporary painter Marlene Dumas, with more than 100 museum-quality reproductions of her most important paintings as well as previously unpublished early works and writings

Marlene Dumas is one of the most prominent and influential painters working today. In an era dominated by the mass media and a proliferation of images, her work is a testament to the meaning and potency of painting. Dumas draws on her expansive visual archive and the nuances of language to create intense, psychologically charged works which explore themes such as sexuality, love, death and guilt, often referencing art history and current affairs. Her paintings and drawings are characterized by their extraordinary expressiveness and sometimes controversial subject matter. This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanies the major exhibition at the Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum and the Fondation Beyeler. Surveying the artist's oeuvre from the mid-70s to the present, it features over 100 of her most important paintings and drawings alongside lesser-known works from the early period of her career

The book also includes a new interview with the artist; extracts from previously published but lesser-known texts (some available in English for the first time); and a new short story from prize-winning author Colm Tóibín written in response to the paintings. Essays and texts from a wide range of contributors examine the key themes and motifs in her work and reflect on Dumas' entire career.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1953, Marlene Dumas has lived in Amsterdam since 1976. Over the last three decades she has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the U.S., including shows at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.


"Waiting (For Meaning)" (1988) image is reproduced from Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden.

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The New York Times: T Magazine

Claire Messud

One of the most provocative painters of the human form, the South African–born artist Marlene Dumas doesn’t match the stereotype of artist as solitary genius. Her way is chaotic, more responsive and uncertain — and that is her brilliance.

Perhaps the most celebrated living female painter of the human form, and certainly one of the most provocative contemporary artists, Dumas, in her public persona, doesn’t seem given to doubt. She is known for her unflinching approach to sex and death; for portraits of sex workers, corpses and terrorists, among other subjects; for the washed texture of her often thinned paint; for the unloveliness of her palette.

Bookforum

Johanna Fateman

The Image as a Burden, published on the occasion for her current European retrospective, surveys her career from her student work of the early 70's through the ongoing series Great Men. Commentary by scholars and friends accompanies Dumas's own reflections and poems, and a detailed time line runs through the margins. Here, very personal developments are charted alongside world events-watershed moments in the art world and the apartheid state alike-lending the book an unexpected and great scrapbook intimacy.

The Wall Street Journal

Karen Wilkin

The accompanying catalog—edited by the exhibition curators Leontine Coelewij of the Stedelijk Museum, Helen Sainsbury of Tate Modern and Theodora Vischer of the Fondation Beyeler—is a necessity. It contains many additional images and a large selection of Ms. Dumas’s oblique, witty, deeply engaging writings.

Huffington Post

Victoria Sadler

A catalogue of intense, psychologically-charged paintings, which mix art history with popular culture and current affairs.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/3/2014

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

"Magdalena (Venus)" (1995) is reproduced from 
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, the exhibition catalogue to the traveling retrospective currently on view at The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and available at our booth at Art Basel Miami December 3-7. Anke Bangma writes, "The character of the Mary Magdalene as well as the body of the supermodel Naomi Campbell form the departure point for Dumas’s latest paintings. Within the presentations of the feminine, the figure of Mary Magdalene holds
a singular position. The relationship between mother and daughter, foremost in feminist philosophy as the source of an unspoken feminine pleasure, is denied her. Mary Magdalene is the polar opposite of Maria, the ideal woman. She is neither virgin nor mother, which makes her pleasure, to a masculine logic, a profound sin. The conventional depictions of Mary Magdalene thus show her in a purifying state of melancholy or ecstasy. In contrast, Dumas’ dark Magdalenas are unswerving, awesome figures that assertively hold their heads upright. That their breasts and genitals are mostly kept hidden does not in any way diminish their erotic aura; their sensuality is merely transferred to their long legs and their sumptuously undulating hair… Hung next to one another, the individual images form a mass of distinctions. Dumas’ women do not allow themselves to get trapped by one image of the feminine." continue to blog


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