Louise Bourgeois
Works in Marble

May 25 - July 27, 2002


Louise Bourgeois is widely and justifiably considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. At the age of 90, her creativity remains undiminished. Her work encompasses a variety of art forms, ranging from painting, drawings and prints to installation and sculpture. This year will see her honoured with several exhibitions. She has been invited to take part in the documenta XI, where she is showing installations and the series of “Insomnia drawings” made in the mid-nineties. The Kunsthaus Bregenz will open a show at the beginning of July that will present a selection of her installations and objects together with around 140 drawings. And, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg organised a major retrospective in 2001 which has already travelled to Helsinki and is about to continue on to Stockholm and Oslo.

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About the artist

Born in France in 1911, and working in America from 1938 until her death in 2010, Louise Bourgeois is recognized as one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th Century. For over seven decades, Bourgeois’s creative process was fueled by an introspective reality, often rooted in cathartic re-visitations of early childhood trauma and frank examinations of female sexuality. Articulated by recurrent motifs (including body parts, houses and spiders), personal symbolism and psychological release, the conceptual and stylistic complexity of Bourgeois’s oeuvre—employing a variety of genres, media and materials—plays upon the powers of association, memory, fantasy, and fear.

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