Marlene Dumas at MoMA

8707495a58827d2e4.jpgIf you happen to be in NYC between now and February 16th, I wish you’d visit MoMA and report back on the Marlene Dumas retrospective, Measuring Your Own Grave, as it’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime treat. From Peter Schjeldahl’s review of the retrospective in The New Yorker:

“Dumas matters as one of a number of now middle-age painters who dealt
with the apparent dead end of painting after modernism. … Like Richter, Dumas confronts the
problems head on by hewing, in paint, to the arbitrary givens of a
photograph; in her case, photographs that she has found or has taken
herself (usually Polaroids of people close to her).”

Read the entire article here: Unpretty Pictures.

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