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still from La notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, IT/FR 1960)

Marlene Dumas goes to the Movies: Couples

Coinciding with the retrospective: Marlene Dumas – The Image as Burden at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the artist, who was born in South Africa, has curated three, thematic evenings of cinema for EYE. This time around, Dumas has chosen the theme ‘couples’ and the programme features scenes from films including Liliana Cavani’s The Nightporter and Antonioni’s La notte .

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Marlene Dumas invites you to join her and watch the films that influenced her life and work. The two previous evenings in September and October had the themes 'close-up' and 'collage' respectively. For this final evening, Dumas has selected the theme “couples” a motif that often crops up in her work and is expressed in many forms (male-female/child-mother/brother-sister/black-white, relationships, etc.).The programme features scenes from the Japanese film Vrouw in het zand (Woman in the Dunes) – in which a butterfly collector falls into a hole and is held hostage by a woman – and scenes from The Nightporter and Michelangelo Antonioni”s famous love trilogy La notte (The Night) and L”avventura (The Adventure). As the night's feature, Dumas chose Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais), which will be screened afterwards at 21:30.Vrouw in het zand / Suna no onna (Hiroshi Teshigahara, JP 1964); The Nightporter (Liliana Cavani, It.1974); Michelangelo Antonioni: L'avventura (Fr./It. 1961), La notte(Fr./It. 1961) and L'éclisse (Fr/.It. 1962).Please note: double bill with Marlene Dumas goes to the Movies: Hiroshima mon amour. Price (discounted): € 16. Double-bill tickets only available from the box office. The screenings can also be attended separately, admission then amounts to € 10.Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, 6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This retrospective is Dumas' first, major solo exhibition in 20 years and brings together over 100 of her most important works from the late 1970s to the present day.


still from L’Avventura (The Adventure) (Michelangelo Antonioni, IT/FR 1960)
still from L’Avventura (The Adventure) (Michelangelo Antonioni, IT/FR 1960)
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