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Spanning some thirty years, Luc Tuymans exhibition, Intolerance, speaks to certain abiding preoccupations the Belgian painter has long mined in counterpoint with a rapidly changing world. Well aware from the outset of his career that painting as an art-form was widely considered in crisis and that the role and ubiquity of the image in contemporary culture was radically shifting as a consequence of proliferating technological developments, Tuymans adopted a contestatory position. In a contrarian move, painting became for him a vehicle through which the most urgent and volatile issues, whether relating to history, identity, nationalism and belief, or to head-line social and political events could be eloquently probed. Organized around key thematics in Tuymans stringent practice, this ambitious retrospective will cast new light on his singular trajectory.
Number of Pages: 464
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Author: Lynne Cooke
Street Date: January 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-0474
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