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MARK WALLINGER MARK

Exhibition 4 March – 4 June 2017

Known for a practice as stylistically diverse as it is politically engaged, Mark Wallinger creates work that encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, film, installation, performance and public art. This exhibition, presented in two parts, one at The Fruitmarket Gallery and the other at Dundee Contemporary Arts, has been brought together in the context of his newest body of work, the id Paintings.

A selection from this series of vast paintings, each 360cm high (twice Wallinger’s height) and 180cm wide (his height again, and also the extent of his reach with both arms outstretched) is on show in each part of the exhibition. These paintings bring identity into focus as a recurring theme within Wallinger’s practice. Painted by hand (and simultaneously by each hand, the left mirroring the right) they bridge image and action. They move his way of working, as Wallinger has said, from ‘painting ‘I’s’ to ‘I paint’. The standing figure (the subject who stands – and stands up – for something) is one of the most powerful ways in which Wallinger explores identity.

This exhibition brings together several such figures, including the bear of Sleeper and the myriad ‘I’s of the Self Portrait paintings. It also moves beyond the standing figure to look at the importance of naming, marking and symmetry in the artist’s work. Find details about MARK WALLINGER MARK at DCA at dca.org.uk

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Tue 23

MARK WALLINGER MARK

Saturday 4 March, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 4 June, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Tue 23

I’m Adam: A Collective Poetry Reading

Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 25

Blowing Their Own Horns

Thursday 25 May, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 27

Saturday Tour

Saturday 27 May, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 31

Director’s Talk

Wednesday 31 May, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm