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REFLECTIONS ON THE SELF: FROM DÜRER TO STRUTH │ Christie’s, London → 5 September 2015

RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 131 × 102 1/4 inches (332.7 × 259.7 cm)
RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 131 × 102 1/4 inches (332.7 × 259.7 cm)

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ARTISTS INCLUDE
Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Albrecht Dürer, Lucian Freud, Francisco Goya, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Hepworth, Martin Kippenberger, LS Lowry, Sarah Lucas, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Edvard Munch, Albert Oehlen, Rembrandt van Rijn, Rudolf Stingel, Thomas Struth, Andy Warhol

“In an êj ẃr ɖ slfportrit hz arğbli bcm wn v ɖ most popylr viźl źãṛz, nt līst ʈru ɖ rîz v ɖ slfi, ɖs xbiśn sīcs t inrić âr undstandñ v its pârfl funẋn in śêpñ îdiyz v ɖ slf n îdentti”

Lucian Freud: Reflection (Self-Portrait), 1985. Oil on canvas, 22 x 19 7/8 in. (56 x 50.7cm.)
Lucian Freud: Reflection (Self-Portrait), 1985. Oil on canvas, 22 x 19 7/8 in. (56 x 50.7cm.)

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MARLENE DUMAS: THE IMAGE AS BURDEN │ Tate Modern, London → 10 May 2015

Mālen Dūmā z wn v ɖ most prominnt pêntrz wrcñ tde. Hr intns, sîc̣lojicli čājd wrcs xplor ʈīmz v seẋuaḷti, luv, deʈ n šem, ofn refṛnsñ arthistri, popylr culčr n cuṛnt aferz.

Secndhand imijz, š hz sd, cn jeṇret frsthand imošnz. Dūmā nvr pênts drctli fṛm lîf, yt lîf in ol its cmplx̣ti z rît ɖr on ɖ canvs. Hr subjcts r drwn fṛm bʈ public n prsnl refṛnsz n includ hr dwtr n hrslf, az wel az recgnîẓbl fêsz sč az Êmi Wînhâs, Neymi Cambl, Prinses Dîana, īvn Osama bin Lādn. Ɖ rzults r ofn intiṃt n at tîmz contṛvršl, ẇr poḷtcs bcm irotc n pwtrits bcm ṗlitcl. Š plez wɖ ɖ imajinešn v hr vywrz, ɖer prīcnspšnz n firz.

Born in 1953 in Cêptân, Sâʈ Africa, Dūmā muvd t ɖ Neɖrḷndz in 1976, ẇr š cem t prominns in ɖ mid-1980z. Ɖs lj-scêl srve z ɖ most significnt xibišn v hr wrc evr t b held in Yṛp, čātñ hr c̣rir fṛm ŕli wrcs, ʈru seminl pêntñz t ny wrcs on pêpr.

Ɖ tîtl v ɖ xibišn z têcn fṛm Ɖ Imij az Brdn 1993, a sml pêntñ dpictñ wn figr cariyñ anɖr. Az wɖ mni v Dūmā’z wrcs, hr čýs v tîtl dīpli afcts âr intrpṛtešn v ɖ wrc. It hints at ɖ sens v rsponṣbiḷti fêst bî ɖ artist in čuzñ t criet an imij ɖt cn trnzlet îdiyz abt pêntñ n ɖ pzišn v ɖ artist. Fr Dūmā it z impwtnt t gv mr atnšn t ẇt ɖ pêntñ dz t ɖ imij, nt onli t ẇt ɖ imij dz t ɖ pêntñ.

In an êj dominetd bî ɖ dijitl imij n masmīdia, Dūmā čerišz ɖ fizicaḷti v ɖ hymn tuč, wɖ wrc ɖt z a tesṭmnt t ɖ mīnñ n pôtnsi v pêntñ.”

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Rejects, 1994-ongoing. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/REX
Rejects, 1994-ongoing. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/REX


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