On Friday, March 24 at the Studio Trisorio, a retrospective exhibit of Louise Bourgeois entitled Voyages Without a Destination will be inaugurated.
On exhibit are four bronze sculptures and 34 drawings, half of which have never before been exhibited. Executed by the artist between 1940 and 2009, these works bear witness to the course of her poetics throughout her career.
An internationally renowned artist, Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911. Despite the fact that she lived in New York from 1938 to her death, most of her inspiration was drawn from her early childhood in France and family relations. Using the body as a primary form, she explored the entire range of human emotions. In her works, varying from drawings to large-scale installations, she has dealt with themes such as memories, sexuality, love and abandonment thus giving form to her fears in order to exorcize them.
The works of Louise Bourgeois have been exhibited the world over. In Italy her solo exhibits were held at the Venice Biennale where her work was presented at the US Pavilion (1993), the Prada Foundation (1997); the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (2000), the National Museum of Capodimonte (2008) and the Vedova Foundation (2010).
Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was nominated Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture (1983) and received numerous international recognitions: the Grand Prix National de la Sculpture from the French government (1991), the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in Washington D.C. (1991), the National Medal of Arts from the President of the United States (1997). Louise Bourgeois was elected member of American Academy of Arts and Science and was awarded the French Legion of Honour medal (2008).
Louise Bourgeois. Voyages Without a Destination
March 24–June 17, 2017
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Image: Louise Bourgeois, YOU ARE MY FAVORITE MONSTER (detail), 2005. © The Easton Foundation/ Licensed SIAE 2017. Photo: Christopher Burke.