Louise Bourgeois: Late Works 24 November 2012 - 11 March 2013

Louise Bourgeois: Late Works is the first exhibition in Australia to survey the work of this profoundly important artist since her death in 2010.

Focusing on the final fifteen years of her career, the exhibition looks at the use of fabric in Bourgeois' sculptures and drawings and presents over twenty key, late works that have never before been exhibited in Australia.

Louise Bourgeois was one of the most inventive, provocative and influential artists of the twentieth century. Often hailed as the founder of ‘confessional art’, the familial, biographical stories that provided life-long inspiration for Bourgeois’s work are well known: her parents’ tapestry workshop where she learnt the value of art as a form of reparation; her father’s public infidelity; her mother’s betrayal and early death; her complex sense of abandonment; her constant analysis of self; her belief in art as an exorcism of demons and as a potential reconciliation with the past.

The exhibition features 18 sculptures, two suites of fabric drawings, prints and lithographs all of which come directly from the artist’s studio in New York.

Heide Museum of Modern Art 7 Templestowe Road Bulleen, VIC 3105 Australia Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm Closed Mondays
T (03) 9850 1500 info@heide.com.au

Text by Heide Museum of Modern Art

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