"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 150 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, "Strippinggrils" 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.
The exhibitions official site: dumas.jp
April 14 - July 1, 2007
Mondays (except for April 30)
*Last admission to the gallery floor & last ticket purchase is 30minutes before the closing hour.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) Exhibition Gallery 1F, 3F
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo/
The Yomiuri Shimbun/ The Japan Association of Art Museums
Mondriaan Foundation/ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Wacoal Holdings Crop./ Lion Corporation/ Shimizu Corporation/ Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd
In the assistance of:
KLM Royal Dutch Airline
Adults: 1300 yen(1170 yen)
College & University Students: 1100 yen (990 yen)
Junior High & High School Students & Adults over 65: 600 yen (540 yen)
*The prices in ( ) apply for groups of 20 people or more.
*Ticket for the exhibition is also valid for permanent collection.