Louise Bourgeois: Late Works

Louise Bourgeois was one of the most inventive and provocative artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Focusing on the last 15 years of Bourgeois' career, this exhibition will examine the use of fabric in her sculptures and drawings and will be dominated by one of her iconic Cell sculptures, at the centre of which stands a gargantuan spider; a recurring and powerful motif in the artist's work.

Art Exhibition previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 24 November 2012 to Monday 11 March 2013

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 13 June 2012.
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Bourgeois created her spider sculptures partly in tribute to her mother, saying: ‘Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. Spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother’.

Louise Bougeois: Late Works is the first and only exhibition in Australia to survey the artist’s work since her death in 2010. A major undertaking for Heide, the exhibition is designed to extend our interaction with this profoundly important artist’s work, and introduce it to new audiences and generations.

A selection of works by Australian artists who have been inspired by Bourgeois will be shown alongside this exhibition in Heide II. Side by side the exhibitions provide a new and fascinating perspective on and context for Bourgeois’ work and her significant influence on many Australian artists such as Del Kathryn Barton, Janet Burchill, Kathy Temin, Pat Brassington, Brent Harris, Carolyn Eskdale and Patricia Piccinini.