In October 2010, the entire ground floor of 23 Savile Row, the former headquarters of English Heritage, becomes Hauser & Wirth’s third London gallery. The new space is inaugurated with a solo exhibition by the late Louise Bourgeois. Curated by Germano Celant and travelling from the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova in Venice, this is the first exhibition to focus on Bourgeois’s fabric works, a major aspect of the artist’s practice.
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.