'Intimate Abstractions' is with 93 drawings, 22 sculptures and a sound installation the first extensive solo presentation of Louise Bourgeois in Berlin.
Curated by Beatrice E. Stammer in collaboration with Kathrin Becker and Antje Weitzel the exhibition 'Louise Bourgeois - Intimate Abstractions' is with 93 drawings, 22 sculptures and a sound installation the first extensive solo presentation of Louise Bourgeois in Berlin. It will be on view at the Akademie der KÃ¼nste from June 4 until July 27, 2003.
One of the main works in the exhibition is the imposing, ca. 3 x 7 x 7 m bronze sculpture Spider from 1996. Besides the so-called Cell works, complex spatial installations, the exhibtion will also present most recent drawings by the artist, that move between figurative allusion and organic shapes full of eroticism, aggression and humor.
Louise Bourgeois, one of the most significant and fascinating artist personalities of the 20th century, was born in Paris in 1911 and has been living in New York since 1938. She was represented at documenta IX and Documenta 11, as well as at various international biennals, for example in Venice, SÃ£o Paulo, Florence, Istanbul, Melbourne and Sydney. She has received many prizes for her work including the Golden Lion in 1999 as a participant in the Biennale di Venezia.
Coinciding with the exhibition an extensive 224 page publication will be published in German and English with six essays on Louise Bourgeois' work and an interview.
The exhibition is financially supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and was realized in collaboration with the Akademie der KÃ¼nste as well as in cooperation with Kunsthaus Bregenz and the Louise Bourgeois Studio, New York.
Image: Louise Bourgeois , Rejection makes me wild (double sided), 2002, Ink, pencil and white out on paper, 22,8 x 29,8 cm, Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne and Cheim & Read, New York, Photo: Christopher Burke
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