13 March-17 June 2012. Fondazione Stelline pays homage to the highly regarded contemporary South Africa figurative artist Marlene Dumas. On this occasion Dumas will present a selection of 15 recent and unpublished works, which are part of the series Forsaken, especially created for this exhibition. Some works focus on the image of Christ crucified and on the relationship between Father and Son and reveal Dumas’ constant interest in the dialectic between physical and metaphysical element. The works are images of female figures, which highlight the role of the Mother and her children, inspired by the archives of the former orphanage of the old Stelline and by the portraits of Pier Paolo Pasolini, his mother Susanna and the famous Italian actress Anna Magnani, great interpreter of the movie Mamma Roma.
This exhibition will be accompanied by the screening of the documentary film Miss Interpreted from 1997, directed by Rudolf Evenhuis and Joost Verhey, which follows Dumas’ activities for a period of six months.