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Marlene Dumas: the Image as Burden

Until 10 May 15, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

Artists tried everything in their power to get rid of it, from abstraction to Minimalism, but figurative painting is firmly en vogue. This major survey of South African-born, Amsterdam-based Dumas’s works, which is travelling to some of Europe’s leading institutions, will certainly further strengthen this trend. Delving into the darker facets of her subjects, Dumas’s portraits show Marilyn Monroe lying on a funerary slab and Christ on the Cross. “Marlene Dumas: the Image as Burden” travels to Tate Modern this month from the Stedelijk Museum,... Read on

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