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  • Kerry James Marshall, Nude (Spotlight), 2009, acrylic on PVC, 61 1/8 x 72 3/4 x 2 3/4".

    “Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff . . .”

    Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA)
    Leuvenstraat 32
    October 4 - February 2

    Curated by Nav Haq

    Best known for his complex, large-scale canvases foregrounding figures traditionally marginalized in Western art, Kerry James Marshall is widely acclaimed as one of the leading painters of his generation. Yet the American artist has always worked in a panoply of media. In this expansive show, Marshall will present paintings alongside his lesser-known work—the titular other stuff referring not only to his installations, sculptures, photographs, videos, and works on paper, but to a survey of reference material as well. The task of sorting out relations between inspirational artifact, source image, and final product should prove especially illuminating, given the extent to which this artist so provocatively explores the problems of dominant narratives and hierarchical forms.

    Travels to the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Feb. 28–May 12, 2014; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, both June 19–Oct. 26, 2014.