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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.