Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence – The Cells at Guggenheim, Bilbao | ITSLIQUID

Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence – The Cells at Guggenheim, Bilbao

Art | April 13, 2016 |

Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence at Guggenheim BilbaoImage courtesy of Guggenheim

Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence – The Cells at Guggenheim, Bilbao

Louise Bourgeois is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Working with a wide range of materials and forms, she created a body of work that extended over seven decades. This exhibition, the first solely devoted to analyzing the Cells series, contains the largest number of Cells ever presented together.

 

Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence at Guggenheim Bilbao

Image courtesy of Guggenheim

 

Over her long career as an artist, Louise Bourgeois developed concepts and formal inventions that later became key positions in contemporary art; these included the use of environmental installation and theatrical formats, and the engagement with psychoanalytic and feminist themes. Both her distinctive sculptural forms and her outstanding drawings and graphic works are second to none.

 

Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence at Guggenheim Bilbao

Image courtesy of Guggenheim

 

Among the most innovative and sophisticated sculptural works in her extensive oeuvre are the Cells, a series of architectural spaces that deal with a range of emotions, bringing to light key aspects of Bourgeois’ thinking about space and memory, the body and architecture, and the conscious and the unconscious.

 

Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence at Guggenheim Bilbao

Image courtesy of Guggenheim

 

Created over a span of two decades, the Cells are intensely psychological microcosms: situated within various enclosures, each is a multi-faceted collection of objects and sculptural forms arranged to evoke an atmosphere of emotional resonance. In almost theatrical scenes, these everyday objects along with singular sculptures by Bourgeois, create a charged barrier between the interior world of the artist and the exterior world that is the exhibition space.

 

Guggenheim in Bilbao
Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence – The Cells
March 18 – September 4, 2016

 

more. guggenheim.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


LONDON CONTEMPORARY 2022 – 4TH…

Calls | August 9, 2022

LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2022, organized by ITSLIQUID Group in collaboration with YMX Arts, will be held in London, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space in the South Bank area, in the heart of London's cultural scene, from October 05 to October 20, 2022. Read more


À LA MODE

Fashion | August 8, 2022

In collaboration with the Musee d'arts of Nantes and the Musee de la Mode-Palais Galliera in Paris, the Musee des Beaux-Arts of Dijon presents a temporary exhibition devoted to the theme of fashion and costume in 18th century painting. Read more


ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022…

Calls | August 7, 2022

ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 - 4th edition, organized by ITSLIQUID Group, will be held in Rome, at Medina Art Gallery from September 16 to Septmber 29, 2022. Read more


Luxelakes Floating Headquarters

Architecture | July 28, 2022

The Floating Headquarters project is part of the Luxelakes Eco City development, located in Chengdu. Positioned on the Eco City's northern edge the project is integrated in the residential area and sits beside a lakeside peninsula. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!