David Zwirner is pleased to present Markers, a group exhibition at the London gallery on 24 Grafton Street featuring work by Matt Connors, Michael Dean, Marlene Dumas, Goutam Ghosh, Josh Kline, Gillian Lowndes, John Outterbridge, Gerhard Richter, Celso Renato, Jason Rhoades, Prem Sahib, and Pádraig Timoney.
Like the exclamation mark, and the multivalent and shifting sentiments it has come to represent, this exhibition encompasses artworks that evoke diffuse and even contradictory meanings within a single visual gesture.
The exhibition is organized by Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, Director, David Zwirner, London.
Marlene Dumas has been awarded the 2017 Hans Theo Richter Prize for art by the Saxon Academy of Arts (Sächsische Akademie der Künste) in Dresden. Dumas is the 11th recipient of the annual prize, which was founded by the widow of the artist Hans Theo Richter.
Dumas was presented with the prize, which was reported in Dresden Magazin, on November 23, 2017.
Two concurrent exhibitions and an alterpiece by the artist are on view in Dresden through January 14, 2018. Further details about the exhibitions and a related talk can be found here.
March 2017 saw the unveiling of a mural by Marlene Dumas in St. Anne's Church on Freiberger Platz in Dresden. Dumas's painting replaces the original altarpiece painted by Osmar Schindler in 1910, which was badly damaged during World War II. News of the commission was published in The Observer. Following the unveiling of the altarpiece, Marlene Dumas. Skulls (October 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018, Albertinum, Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister) presents this 36-part work created from 2011-2015.
Marlene Dumas. Hope and Fear (October 19, 2017 - January 1, 2018) presents 50 of the artist's works on paper at The Kupferstich-Kabinett. This exhibition runs parallel to the exhibition Käthe Kollwitz in Dresden, also at the Kupferstich-Kabinett.
Thursday December 7, 6PM, Kupferstich-Kabinett
Artist Talk: Marlene Dumas. Image and Religion
Holger Birkholz and Björn Egging, curator of Skulls and Hope and Fear, will discuss Dumas's altarpiece project and other works by the artist that feature religious subjects.