Audio Tour:
Luc Tuymans

About

Interested in the lingering effects of World War II on the lives of Europeans, Luc Tuymans explores issues of history and memory, as well as the relationship between photography and painting, using a muted palette to create canvases that are simultaneously withholding and disarmingly stark. Drawing on imagery from photography, television, and film, his distinctive compositions make ingenious use of cropping, close-ups, framing, and sequencing, offering fresh perspectives on the medium of painting, as well as larger cultural issues.

The MCA’s Pamela Alper Associate Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm and artist Luc Tuymans provide insight on the exhibition.

Audio Playlist

  • 01

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    Introduction

    0:02:35
  • 02

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    Hands

    0:01:47
  • 03

    Luc Tuymans

    La Correspondance

    0:01:56
  • 04

    Luc Tuymans

    The Diagnostic View

    0:01:51
  • 05

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    Resource Room

    0:01:49
  • 06

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    At Random

    0:01:57
  • 07

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    The Architect

    0:01:52
  • 08

    Luc Tuymans

    Mwana Kitoko Beautiful White Man

    0:02:04
  • 09

    Luc Tuymans

    Chalk

    0:01:55
  • 10

    Luc Tuymans

    Misconceptions

    0:01:22
  • 11

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    Proper

    0:02:19
  • 12

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    Secretary of State

    0:00:43
  • 13

    Julie Rodrigues Widholm

    Jesuits and Disney

    0:01:05
  • 14

    Luc Tuymans

    Turtle

    0:01:20