Marlene Dumas / Zeno X Gallery: 25 Years of Collaboration
Frank Demaegd, Marlene Dumas, graphic design Kim Beirnaert
Zeno X Books, Hannibal & Koenig Books, 2020
Marlene Dumas (° 1953, Cape Town) is considered one of the most influential painters of the twentieth century. For more than thirty years she has touched on existential subjects with her paintings and drawings, which often refer to art historical motifs and current political themes. She is inspired by images she finds in magazines and newspapers or by personal photos she takes of her loved ones. Through her works she tries to investigate and reveal the social, political, psychological and emotional aspects of an image.
This catalog provides an overview of all works displayed in Zeno X Gallery during her twenty-five years of collaboration with the Antwerp gallery. Since 1993, Dumas has presented five solo exhibitions, entitled Give the people what they want, Time and Again, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Twice and Double Takes. The book contains accompanying texts from the artist at her exhibitions, as well as newspaper articles and archive photos.