Maman vor dem Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Undomitable
Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois was an artist who made history with her indomitable nature. From giant phalli and spiders to morbid installations and whimsical performances, she shook up the art world - not too briefly: born in 1911, the French artist ran riot in her New York studio until her death in 2010. She paired her surrealist roots with her personal psychological reappraisal process - and crowned this creation with ambiguous genital sculptures or a family massacre. Today, the giant spider sculpture Maman in front of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is a testament to her playful, rebellious esprit.

Spotlight on: Louise Bourgeois

In 1911 in Paris, a girl is born who would live to be almost 100 years old. In 2010, at the end of her life, she is where many want to be: at the top of the art world. Louise Bourgeois asserted herself, with spiders and phalli, performance and installations - and her »indomitable« nature.

by Bettina Röhl, August 05, 2022

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