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Louise Bourgeois - The Fabric Works

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The spectacular exhibition space of Magazzini del Sale will be prepared to house drawings and sculptures of a dominant figure in modern and contemporary art.

The exhibition, organized by Germano Celant in collaboration with Jerry Gorovoy of the Studio Bourgeois, New York, will present montages, collages and assemblages of pieces of her own clothes and linen, such as the rich series of her Fabric Drawings, created between 2002 and 2008.

"I make drawings to suppress the unspeakable. The unspeakable is not
a problem for me. It’s even the beginning of the work. It’s the reason for the work; the motivation of the work is to destroy the unspeakable. Clothing is also an exercise of memory. It makes me explore the past: how did I feel when I wore that? They are like signposts in the search of the past."

The large steel sculpture Crouching Spider, 2003, that opens the exhibition in Venice.

A comprehensive anthology of images of the artist’s entire production of sculpture, is reproduced in catalogue Louise Bourgeois. The Fabric Works, edited by Germano Celant and published by Skira, Milan.



Address: Magazzini del Sale - Dorsoduro 266, 30123
Venezia Tel 041 7795503
Opening times: 10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed on Tuesday
Tickets: full price 10 Euro - reduced 5 Euro
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