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Dumas show coming to the Beyeler in 2015

Major exhibition will travel from Amsterdam to London and end in Basel

Portrait of a Young Nelson Mandela, 2008, could go on display

The South African-born, Netherlands-based artist Marlene Dumas is preparing a major exhibition that will travel from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to London’s Tate Modern and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel. Theodora Vischer, the Beyeler’s senior curator, is excited by the prospect of Dumas’s work going on show at the institution during Art Basel 2015.

One of Dumas’s most famous portraits is of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, as a young man. It is not yet clear if the work, which the artist donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in 2009, will be included in the exhibition, although Vischer says it is likely. “Marlene Dumas is working on the checklist of works,” confirms a spokeswoman for David Zwirner (2.0/F5). Meanwhile, the Schaulager in Basel has announced the exhibition that will follow its current Steve McQueen show (until 1 September). Next year’s exhibition will be devoted to the Hong Kong-born artist Paul Chan. It is due to open on 11 April 2014 and close in September.

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