Dumas, Marlene – Suspect – Catalogue Palazzetto Tito, Venice, 2003



Tekst: Gianni Romano e.a.

Uitvoering: Paperback 

Aantal pagina’s: 96

Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit

Uitgever: Skira, 2003

Taal: Engels/Italiaans

Staat: Als nieuw

Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in het Palazzetto Tito, Venetië, 2003

Dumas cultivated a unique position within the world of figurative painting beginning with expressive drawings of human figures -powerful figurative works that explore themes of gender, identity, sexual and ethnic violence, and oppression. In the paintings there is always clear interplay between image and spectator: her models give the impression of observing, rather than being observed. Suspect, the title of this exhibition and catalog, is just as wonderfully ambiguous; the show undermines preconceived notions about victims and executioners while adding to the pool of doubt the idea that these images themselves might be “suspect “.
The catalog features Dumas ‘ recent works as well as a series created specifically for her exhibition. The book includes a long interview with the artist and a collection of her writings.