Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Marlene Dumas & David Zwirner

For various reasons I have mixed feelings towards Marlene Dumas's work and her extraordinary commercial success. But her current exhibit "Against the Wall" is haunting, beautiful and disturbing. Pictured here is a group of men praying. The background -- reminiscent of Jerusalem's famed Wailing or Western Wall -- is actually the separation barrier between Israel and Palestine. Having seen this harrowing wall up close from both sides -- I found myself totally fixated by this body of work. The exhibit continues through April 24th @ 533 19th Street.

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