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Marlene Dumas: Skulls, the Albertinum, Dresden
Marlene Dumas: Hope and Fear, the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden
19 October 2017 – 14 January 2018
Two exhibitions by Marlene Dumas will take place at the Albertinum and the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden. In the Albertinum, a series titled Skulls will be displayed. For Dumas, a painter interested in the human condition, the skull motif is fundamental. Hung as a frieze, the work invites viewers to approach the skulls individually, to observe and study them in their singularity and to recognise, eventually, the universal condition that affects every person.
The Kupferstich-Kabinett presents Hope and Fear parallel to this exhibition. In these works, which place ink wash and watercolour drawing on the same artistic level as painting, Dumas compresses such existential, human coordinates such as love, death, power and powerlessness into pictures that are always striking and ambivalent.
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