Marlene Dumas "Broken White"

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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”Anger, sadness, bereavement, and love-these days we rely on photographs and movies to express such emotions with power and realism. I want to give back to paintings these themes that were once the territory of painting.” Marlene Dumas is currently among the most discussed female artists in the world and she speaks passionately about her vision of art.

Her main concern is with people living today. For her portraits she chooses her lovers, her daughter and friends, or else figures from newspapers, magazines and movies. They depict with forceful realism not only the character and emotions of her subject but also the issues of the times. Her unique touch-delicate, yet vividly expressive-imparts to them the glow of life.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1953, Dumas attended Cape Town University, after which she continued her studies in the Netherlands. She has since made Amsterdam her home and the base of her activities.

This exhibition will present some 250 works by Marlene Dumas, including a new work based on a photograph by Nobuyoshi Araki, “Broken White” (2006); the acclaimed portrait series of her early career, “Female” (1992-93); and the work she created in collaboration with Anton Corbijn, the “Strippinggirls” series (2000).

This is the first exhibition in Japan to offer a full selection of Dumas’s most important works. It will precede major Marlene Dumas retrospectives scheduled for 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

[Image: "The Banality of Evil", 1984, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Collection]

•Related Event
Artist Talk: April 14th (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Lecture: April 21st (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Lecturer: Yuko Hasegawa (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo)

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From 2007-04-14 To 2007-07-01

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Marlene Dumas

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Futoshi Hoshino tablog review

マルレーネ・デュマス 「ブロークン・ホワイト」

現在、東京都現代美術館で開催中の「ブロークン・ホワイト」は、マルレーネ・デュマス(1953-)の日本における初の回顧展である。昨年、森美術館で開催された「アフリカ・リミックス」、および国立国際美術館(大阪)でのグループ展「エッセンシャル・ペインティング」を通じてデュマスの作品を目にした人も多いだろうが、今回の個展は、近年国内外でますます注目を集めつつある彼女の作品を目にすることができるまたとない機会である。

voidchicken: (2007-06-03 at 16:06)

http://kidsart.seesaa.net/article/43743867.html
デュマス展、怖いよ〜Tokyo Kids Art

vaca: (2007-06-21 at 19:06)

女性芸術家から、男性的な脳ミソへの忠告 (あるいは復讐)。

http://www.rockasho.com/naka/archives/003478.html

seasail: (2007-06-22 at 07:06)

一生懸命ものを考えようとしてみたけど途中でやめてしまいました。すこーんと広い空間と同期してつきぬけてゆきました。

maiko: (2007-07-01 at 01:07)

彼女の作品を一つまた、色彩のみに執着してしまうと『重い』
作風に捕らえてしまいがちだけど、それは人間誰しも持っている一面に過ぎない。彼女の無垢な感覚は、彼女の作品から彼女の愛嬌のある笑顔から彼女の発する言葉から・・・全身で伝わってくる。思い出させてくれた、今の私の感覚の中にも無垢さがあるってことを。

hokkamuri: (2007-07-01 at 21:07)

トーキョー・アートロニカ
http://artronica.jp/marlene-dumas-broken-white/

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