Eventi

LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE WOVEN CHILD

*Featured photo: Installation view of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child at Hayward Gallery, 2022. © The Easton Foundation/DACS, London and VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Mark Blower/© The Hayward Gallery

The first major retrospective of this legendary artist to focus exclusively on her work using fabrics and textiles

Installation view of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child at Hayward Gallery, 2022. © The Easton Foundation/DACS, London and VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Mark Blower/© The Hayward Gallery

9 Feb –⁠ 15 May, from 10am
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, Regno Unito

In the last two decades of her career, Bourgeois began to incorporate clothes from all stages of her life into her art.

This developed into a varied body of work – from monumental installations, to figurative sculptures and abstract collages – incorporating textiles such as bed linen, handkerchiefs, tapestry, and needlepoint.

Bourgeois’s fabric works mine the themes of identity and sexuality, trauma and memory, guilt and reparation that are central to her long and storied career.

‘I have always had a fascination with the magic power of the needle. The needle is used to repair the damage. It’s a claim to forgiveness.’

Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child sums up this wonderfully inventive and compelling final chapter in this extraordinary artist’s work.

Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child is generously supported by The Easton Foundation, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA) and Hauser & Wirth.

Additional support has been provided by The Woven Child Exhibition Supporters’ Group: Caroline & Eric Freymond and Ellen & Michael Ringier; Peder Lund; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; and the Henry Moore Foundation.

The fruits of memories and fixations … The Woven Child at the Hayward. Photograph: Mark Blower/Hayward Gallery
Eventi

LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE WOVEN CHILD

*Foto in evidenza: Installation view of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child at Hayward Gallery, 2022. © The Easton Foundation/DACS, London and VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Mark Blower/© The Hayward Gallery

La prima grande retrospettiva di questa leggendaria artista incentrata esclusivamente sul suo lavoro con i tessuti e le stoffe

Installation view of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child at Hayward Gallery, 2022. © The Easton Foundation/DACS, London and VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Mark Blower/© The Hayward Gallery
9 Febbraio –⁠ 15 Maggio
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, Regno Unito

La prima grande retrospettiva di questa leggendaria artista incentrata esclusivamente sul suo lavoro con i tessuti e le stoffe.

Negli ultimi due decenni della sua carriera, Bourgeois iniziò a incorporare nei suoi lavori abiti appartenuti a varie fasi della sua vita. Questo si è sviluppato in un corpus variegato di opere – da installazioni monumentali, a sculture figurative e collage astratti – che includono tessuti come biancheria da letto, fazzoletti, arazzi e ricami.

Le opere in tessuto della Bourgeois scavano a fondo i temi dell’identità e della sessualità, del trauma e della memoria, della colpa e della riparazione che sono centrali nella sua lunga e storica carriera.

“Ho sempre avuto un fascino per il potere magico dell’ago. L’ago è usato per riparare il danno. È una richiesta di perdono”.

Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child riassume il capitolo finale del lavoro di questa straordinaria artista, che è meravigliosamente inventivo e avvincente.
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child è generosamente sostenuto da The Easton Foundation, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA) e Hauser & Wirth.

Un ulteriore sostegno è stato fornito da The Woven Child Exhibition Supporters’ Group: Caroline & Eric Freymond e Ellen & Michael Ringier; Peder Lund; Xavier Hufkens, Bruxelles; e la Fondazione Henry Moore.

The fruits of memories and fixations … The Woven Child at the Hayward. Photograph: Mark Blower/Hayward Gallery