April 11, 2003 - Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa - Marlene Dumas at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
April 11, 2003

Marlene Dumas at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa

Marlene Dumas
Suspect

12/06/2003 - 25/09/2003

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
Palazzetto Tito
Dorsoduro, 2826
30123 Venezia
Tel. +39 041.5207797
Fax +39 041.5208955
info@bevilacqualamasa.it

Curated by Gianni Romano

Press preview June 11th, 2003

The Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Marlene Dumas (born in Capetown, South Africa, 1953, lives in Amsterdam) entitled Suspect, curated by Gianni Romano. Dumas is one of the most acclaimed painters of our times, her work anticipated the figurative trend which has characterized so much painting and photography of the last decade.

Dumas’s images, as well as the texts she writes, refuse easy interpretation: the models in paintings and drawings seem to refuse their traditional passive role by fostering a sort of role-playing with their audience. In Suspect everything become suspicious: from the painted models to our own attitude as visitors, bewitched and puzzled by these images of death and seduction.

Suspect includes recent works and some new paintings realized specifically for this Venetian venue – the fascinating ambience of Palazzetto Tito, located in the historic artists’ quarter called Dorsuduro, which is one of the liveliest areas in town where you also find the Art Accademy, the Pinacoteca, the University of Venice and campo Santa Margherita. “Suspect” is the first solo exhibition by Marlene Dumas in an Italian museum.

For press information contact the press office, Giorgia Gallina at: info@bevilacqualamasa.it

Image: Marlene Dumas, Suspect, 2000

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