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Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso: Anatomies of Desire

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Coupling the works of Louise Bourgeois and Pablo Picasso—at first glance, an unlikely pair—results in a thought-provoking discourse on the artists’ formal and iconographic links. Inspired by archaic and primitive sources, both Bourgeois and Picasso continually explored and developed interpretations of fertility and mother deities; late in life, both artists focused on eroticism, sexuality, and intimacy. In summer 2019, objects from these pivotal twentieth-century artists will be presented at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, marking the first two-person show in which a female sculptor’s works are put into an extended dialogue with those of Picasso.

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Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso: Anatomies of Desire

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$53.00
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Language

English

Publisher

Hauser & Wirth Publishers

Publication Date

August 2019

ISBN

9783906915371

Pages

256 pages

Size

24.8 x 33 cm

Editor

Marie-Laure Bernadac

Composition

Hardcover

The publication builds upon the complex conversation about gender this exhibition sparks, with newlycommissioned texts by exhibition curator Marie-Laure Bernadac (former curator at the Louvre, Musée PicassoPicasso (Paris) and Centre Pompidou), Émilie Bouvard (art historian and curator), Jerry Gorovoy (President ofLouise Bourgeois’s Foundation, The Easton Foundation), Ulf Küster (curator at the Fondation Beyeler), GérardWajcman (psychoanalyst and writer), and Diana Widmaier Picasso (art historian).
The Artist

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois, (b. 1911, Paris, France; d. 2010, New York, USA) used the body as a primary form to explore the human condition. From poetic drawings to room-sized installations, she physically manifested her anxieties in order to exorcise them. Memory, love, fear, and abandonment are at the core of her complex and renowned body of work.
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