On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Louise Bourgeois. Once there was a mother’ at Hauser & Wirth’s newly dedicated Editions space, please join us for a screening of ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine,’ a film by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach.
Featuring a series of interviews with the artist from 1993 to 2007, the critically acclaimed film offers an intimate look into Bourgeois’s life and imagination, shaping a powerful portrait of one of the most influential artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
This event is free, however, due to limited space, reservations are recommended. Please indicate which screening you wish to attend when registering.
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine
A Film by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach
Saturday 4 November
About Amei Wallach
Amei Wallach is an art critic, commentator and filmmaker. Her acclaimed feature-length documentaries include ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine’ (2008), co-directed with the late Marion Cajori, and ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here’ (2013). Her latest film, 'Taking Venice', recently debuted at film festivals in Rome and São Paulo, and will premier at DOC NYC on 10 November.
She has written or contributed to more than a dozen books. Her articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Art in America and ArtNews. She was on-air arts commentator for the PBS MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour and chief art critic for New York Newsday. In 1987, she traveled to the Soviet Union to produce a five-part series on the effects of Perestroika there, where she met the circle of outsider Moscow Conceptualists, like Ilya Kabakov, who were forbidden to show. Her continuing interest in Soviet era art led to the book, ‘Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away‘ (Abrams, 1995) and a feature-length documentary on the subject.
About Marion Cajori
Marion Cajori (1950 – 2006) was a director and producer widely lauded for her films ‘Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter’ (1993) and the Emmy-nominated ‘Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress’ (1998) and the feature-length ‘Chuck Close,’ released in 2007. Her innovative approach to filming is at the heart of ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine,’ though she died before editing could begin.