Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment
The greatest works gathered in the exhibition that this publication accompanies testify to the singular and hybrid nature of the vast legacy of Louise Bourgeois (Paris, 1911–2010, New York) where the fictional and the formal, the corporeal and the abstract, personal experiences and codes of 20th century art intersect.
Sculptures, drawings, paintings, prints, textiles, installations and writings constitute an artistic practice that does not even present itself as "an exorcism" of torment fueled by childhood memories, it is confused with a narcísic exercise.
The seminal essay by art historian Briony Fer on the Freudian and Proustian dimension of Bourgeois's art and the publication of extracts from her diaries, annotated by Philip Larratt-Smith, will make known to the public Portuguese this artist who was also a prolific writer.
- Fundação de Serralves
- Portuguese / English
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