Exhibition: Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 15th May 2022

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Cost: £18


The first major retrospective of this legendary artist to focus exclusively on her work using fabrics and textiles.

In the last two decades of her career, Bourgeois began to incorporate clothes from all stages of her life into her art.

This developed into a varied body of work – from monumental installations, to figurative sculptures and abstract collages – incorporating textiles such as bed linen, handkerchiefs, tapestry, and needlepoint.

Bourgeois’s fabric works mine the themes of identity and sexuality, trauma and memory, guilt and reparation that are central to her long and storied career.

‘I have always had a fascination with the magic power of the needle. The needle is used to repair the damage. It's a claim to forgiveness.’

Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child sums up this wonderfully inventive and compelling final chapter in this extraordinary artist’s work.


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Location

Hayward Gallery,

Belvedere Road, Southbank, London,
SE1 8XX

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