Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
02 Jun 2012 - 23 Sep 2012
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Drawn from our collection and loans from the Louise Bourgeois Trust, this installation pays homage to the remarkable career of Louise Bourgeois, one of the world’s most-celebrated contemporary artists. Included are works from her very first solo sculpture exhibition in New York in 1949, as well as the NGC’s recent acquisition Cell (The Last Climb) (2008), the last of the more than 20 large-scale cell sculptures she produced. Her monumental spider on the Gallery’s outdoor Plaza, Maman (1999, cast 2003) is one of the artist's most-recognized public art sculptures and has become an Ottawa landmark. Born in France, she spent most of her life in New York City.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Installation view of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010): works from the Personages series and Forêt (Night Garden). Collections NGC and Louise Bourgeois Trust, courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, and Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London. © Louise Bourgeois Trust. Photo © NGC.