How to talk about nudity in art without sounding prudish or pervy.
One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.
Marlene Dumas . For Whom the Bell Tolls, 2008 . Oil on canvas, 100 x 90 cm . The Rachofsky Collection and the Dallas Museum
Dumas's use of medium is refreshing and honest. Her works feel vibrant and of today; her use of watercolour and paint, on humble paper and canvas, reflect both the poetry and poverty of a South Africa that connects to the raw beauty of its geography.
Victoria Miro, London http://www.victoria-miro.com/ Through July 30, 2010 "In the Company of Alice Neel" runs concurrently
Dumas exposes self deception and helps see this conflict in a new, well-timed exhibition in Chelsea.