Frauenportrait, Tuschezeichnung auf Papier
© Marlene Dumas, Repro: Peter Cox, Eindhoven
The study hall of the Kupferstich-Kabinett remains closed on 24.11.2017.

Marlene Dumas. Hope and Fear

The Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden presents a special selection of 50 works on paper by Marlene Dumas, parallel to the exhibition, Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden.

  • DATES 19/10/2017—14/01/2018
  • Opening Hours daily 10—18 o'clock , Tuesday  closed
  • Admission Fees normal 6 €, reduced 4,50 €, under 17 free, groups (10 persons and more) 5,50 € / Combined ticket (Albertinum & Kupferstich-Kabinett) 13 €

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Marlene Dumas has recently completed the altarpiece for the Annenkirche in Dresden, and to honour the artist’s commitment to the city, the Dresden State Art Collections are organising two exhibitions, in the Albertinum and in the Kupferstich-Kabinett. Dumas, born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1953, has been living and working in Amsterdam for over 40 years and is among the most significant artists of today. In her drawings and paintings, she transforms the existential experiences of human life, such as love, death, power and powerlessness into vivid pictures. These are based on photographs. Dumas thus does not depict people but images of people. Her main interest is the portrait, a central theme in both exhibitions.

Frauenportrait, Tuschezeichnung auf Papier
© Marlene Dumas, Repro: Peter Cox, Eindhoven
Marlene Dumas, Rejects, seit 1994 fortlaufende Serie lavierte Tusche und Mischtechnik auf Papier

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The Kupferstich-Kabinett is presenting three watercolor series by Marlene Dumas, which are particularly significant for her oeuvre. The drawings of heads assume positions between portrait-like and ideal images, offenders and victims, belonging and exclusion. The extremes of human existence depicted by Dumas suggest ambiguous readings. The artist thus exposes the arbitrary nature of categories and conven­tions as tools of discrimination, traceable to her own expe­riences growing up during apartheid in South Africa. “Hope and Fear” runs parallel to the exhibition “Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden,” allowing visitors of the Kupferstich-Kabinett to discover commonalities between the two otherwise unrelated artists.

Tuschezeichnung vom Kopf eines Mannes
© Marlene Dumas, Repro: Peter Cox, Eindhoven
Marlene Dumas, Jesus Grizzly, 1994 Tusche und Acryl auf Papier, 1 von 8 Zeichnungen, De Pont Museum Tilburg, Niederlande, Dauerleihgabe

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The Albertinum presents "Marlene Dumas. Skulls" parallel to this exhibition.

Marlene Dumas. Skulls.

 

 

Collage aus verschiedenen, gemalten Totenköpfen
© Marlene Dumas, Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York
Marlene Dumas, Skulls, 2011-2015 Oil on canvas

[Translate to English:] Weitere Ausstellungen

Further Exhibitions
19.10.2017 —14.01.2018

Marlene Dumas. Skulls

im Albertinum

Collage aus verschiedenen, gemalten Totenköpfen
19.10.2017 —14.01.2018

Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden

im Residenzschloss

Selbstportrait von Käthe Kollwitz

Kunstgewerbemuseum

im Schloss Pillnitz

gelber Kasten mit vier Füßen
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