The Museum of Modern Art presents Measuring Your Own Grave, a retrospective of South African painter Marlene Dumas. The dark expressive paintings present intimacy in a raw crude way. From the diversity of people, races, expressions, and faces comes naked bent over figures, massive over sized babies, and highlights of colour dotted throughout a predominantly dark show. Dumas is asking questions of gender, identity, race, religion, and sexuality. The viewer is challenged, as indicated by the title, how deeply do […]
The Sander Collection has an extensive collection of German Expressionist like artists Nolde. I was met by a pleasant surprise to see an impressive show considering Women and the Female prespective, curated by Monika Nowak. Brilliant harmony of strong female artists, like Marlene Dumas ink was portraits which I adore, Vanessa Beecroft photos, and a sculpture by Kiki Smith. A nice harmony of representations of women from this very interesting private collection.