Louise Bourgeois was one of the most exceptional artists of our time. Her life and work inspired many artists of younger generations such as Tracy Emin or Robert Gober. To honor her 100th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler is devoting an homage to Louise Bourgeois by placing her work in dialog with the museum’s permanent collection, especially artists with whom she had a special relationship, such as Paul Cézanne, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti. In this video, we walk through the exhibition and hear the curator of the show, Dr. Ulf Küster, talking about the concept of the exhibition and the relevance of Louise Bourgeois’ work.
Louise Bourgeois: À L’Infini presents sculptures and drawings by Louise Bourgeois as well as the famous Cell, Passage Dangereux. The highlight of the exhibition is the monumental spider sculpture titled Maman that sits in front of the museum in the Berower Park.
The exhibition was conceived together with Louise Bourgeois (who died on May 31, 2010) and curated by Dr. Ulf Küster (curator, Fondation Beyeler) in cooperation with the Louise Bourgeois Studio, New York.
In October 2011 a book on the exhibition by Dr. Ulf Küster will be published by Hatje Cantz Verlag.
Louise Bourgeois: À L’Infini. Solo exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Switzerland. Interview with Dr. Ulf Küster (Curator, Fondation Beyeler) and opening reception, September 2/3 30, 2011.
See also: Louise Bourgeois: Maman at Fondation Beyeler.
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