Basel- at Fondation Beyeler, Marlene Dumas “The Image as Burden”

by Venetia Kapernekas

Few days in Basel, my highlight visit; the extraordinary exhibition of Marlene Dumas ‘The Image as Burden’, the artist’s oeuvre from the mid-1970s to the present at Fondation Beyeler.

exhibition: May 31-September 6, 2015

‘The exhibition «The Image as Burden» at Fondation Beyeler was planned and designed in close collaboration with Marlene Dumas and realized together with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Tate Modern London. Sticking to a basic chronological order, the show traces her development as an artist. On display is a selection of over a hundred paintings and drawings, including several rarely shown collages from her early work and a few very recent paintings. Thus the show provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s oeuvre from the mid-1970s to the present.’ (museum release)

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                                                 Thomas Schütte, “Hase” (Hare), 2013 in the garden

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