Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

“The Image as Burden” is the title of the touring Marlene Dumas exhibition (Stedelijk and Tate Modern) 2014-15. The title is derived from the work The Image as Burden (1993), which refers to the conflict between the painterly gesture and the illusion of the painted image.

It is a restrospective and includes paintings as well as ink on paper. The majority of her works may be categorised as ‘portraits‘, but they are not portraits in the traditional sense. Rather than representing an actual person, they represent an emotion or a state of mind. Themes central to Dumas’ work include race and sexuality, guilt and innocence, violence and tenderness. In both her visual work and her writings, Dumas reflects on contemporary painting and what it means to be an artist. > MORE


Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
Editors:    Leontine Coelewij, Kerryn Greenberg, Helen Sainsbury, Theodora Vischer
Text by:    Leontine Coelewij, Colm Toibin
Interviewer:    Theodora Vischer
ISBN:    9781938922541
Publisher:    Tate/DAP
Publ. year:    2014
Language:    English
Pages:    196
Illustrations:    200 colour
Width x height:    230 x 300 (mm)
Binding:    softcover
Weight:    910 g


If you like this, you might be interested in some other books on Dumas as wel:

Marlene Dumas Marlene Dumas
Text by:    Ilaria Bonacossa, Dominic Van Den Boogerd, Mariuccia Casadio, Marlene Dumas
Interviewer:    Barbara Bloom
ISBN:    9780714845845
Publisher:    Phaidon Press Ltd
Publ. year:    2009
Language:    English
Pages:    240
Illustrations:    180 color, 30 black & white
Marlene Dumas Measuring Your Own Grave Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
Editor:    Lisa Gabrielle Mark
Text by:    Cornelia H. Butler, Richard Shiff, Matthew Monahan
Essays by:    Cornelia H. Butler
ISBN:    9781933751085
Publisher:    D.A.P./MoCA, Los Angeles
Publ. year:    2008
Language:    English
Pages:    288
Illustrations:    200 color, 50 black & white
Exhibition:    Musuem of Contemporary Art, LA, 2008; MoMA 2008-09
Marlene Dumas: Sorte Marlene Dumas: Sorte
Editor:    Giorgio Verzotti
ISBN:    9788836622856
Publisher:    Silvana Editoriale
Publ. year:    2012
Languages:    Italian, English
Pages:    120
Illustrations:    55 colour
Exhibition:    Fondazione Stelline, Milano 2012





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