contemporary art

Marlene Dumas | The Image as Burden 5 February – 10 May 2015

Tate Modern London Marlene Dumas is one of the most prominent painters working today. Her intense, psychologically charged works explore themes of sexuality, love, death and shame, often referencing art history, popular culture and current affairs. ‘Secondhand images’, she has said, ‘can generate first-hand emotions.’ Dumas never paints directly from life, yet life in all …

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News: Theaster Gates | Artes Mundi 6 2015 Winner

Chicago-based, contemporary-artist Theaster Gates has been chosen from a shortlist of 10 of the world’s leading artists to win the UK’s leading prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 6. The Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones, First Minister for Wales announced Theaster Gates as the winner of the biannual award, with a prize sum of £40,000, at a …

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Lorna Simpson | Retrospective | BALTIC

There’s also this great film with Lorna Simpson discussing her retrospective at BALTIC Lorna Simpson (born Brooklyn, 1960) discusses her exhibition at BALTIC. This first European retrospective presents more than 30 years of Simpson’s work across the mediums of photography, film, video and drawing. This exhibition has been co-organised by the Foundation for the Exhibition …

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Celebrating the launch of our full website ( today with the Damien Hirst installation from 1990, “1,000 Years” A telling quote about the piece from painter Lucian Freud who told Hirst, ”I think you started with the final act, my dear.”