International Gallery, Louise Bourgeois exhibition will be held <PERSONAGES>. Since his first solo exhibition in 2002 at the International Gallery The exhibition will open to fifth in 2010, who died at the age of 99 after the seat prepared is the first time in Korea. Various artistic experiments during the whole life you've been and continues to challenge the work of Louise Bourgeois sculptures from the world, drawing, installation, needlework to work hard to build a regulation of the flow in a variety of genres and has been hovering. In this exhibition the bourgeoisie in the late 1940s to early 1950s, I worked on, vaguely anthropomorphic sculptures yeonjakin 'PERSONAGES' to focus on her early work serves to illuminate the world.
Perry Gallery, New York, 1949 (Peridot Gallery) debuted in 1950 and 1953, these works exhibited in places like bars, and yimyeonseo deungsindae farther down the size of the increasingly thinner Physical characteristics have an abstract. 1938 moved to New York from Paris with her husband who had left the French bourgeois family and friends think of them as sculptures, and this is known to be symbolically recreated. Bourgeois at the time as a wife and a mother, and fears as a young artist and an important figure in the emptiness of her life trying to fill that space was called up. Bourgeois in this series really mature of her representation of artistic endeavor has been mentioned, and through this work she was the actual position as a sculptor was an opportunity to lay cement.
In this exhibition, 'PERSONAGES' series, 14 points and a representative of the bourgeoisie, the installation job glean behind closed doors (Cells) 'series of exhibitions with a viscosity so that you can broaden the appreciation was Her early works in the midst of a long journey together, work and personal stories of empathy through the universal nature of your work Louise Bourgeois once again have the opportunity to find hope.
Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911. Artist of the 21st century, the bourgeoisie, one of the most important figures at the age of 71 at the Museum of Modern Art retrospective in 1982 the occasion was an international reputation firmly. Since the United States, Europe and South America and Japan, and had a retrospective at several times, in 1999 was awarded the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale. Her work is currently in New York and Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art in New York, London, Tate Modern, the Pompidou Centre in Paris as the world's leading museums and major collections are housed, the Tate Modern in London 2007 to 2009, starting with Europe and with a large retrospective exhibition touring the United States has.
Kukje Gallery is very pleased to present a unique historical exhibition of Louise Bourgeois sculptures. Titled Personages, this will be Bourgeois' fifth solo exhibition at the Gallery since her first show in 2002. The current exhibition also marks the first show in Korea after her passing in 2010 at the age of 99. Bourgeois is widely celebrated as one of the twentieth century's most important artists and her studio practice was characterized by an unwavering commitment to experimentation and multimedia work. She mastered genres as diverse as sculpture, drawing, installation and textiles-an eclecticism that both defines her genius and makes her significant formal and historical contributions defy easy categorization. The exhibition features early work created by Bourgeois from the 1940s through the early 1950s, with a focus on the eponymously named totemic works known as Personages.
The Personages were first shown as an environmental installation at the Peridot Gallery in New York City, in 1949 and in subsequent exhibitions there in 1950 and 1953. Free standing and life sized, these uncanny anthropomorphic works are a haunting symbolic representation of the artist's family and friends whom she left behind in Paris when she moved to New York in 1938. The anxieties and emotional void she felt as a new wife, mother, and as a young artist in a strange city, are all embodied by these surrogate works. Described by Bourgeois as her first mature artistic effort, the Personages firmly established her as an important sculptor in post-war America.
Already widely known and loved in Korea, this exhibition aims to broaden the knowledge of the artist's artistic evolution by showing early iconic works. By bringing together fourteen sculptures from the Personages series in addition to a single installation from her well-known series, Cells, the major themes of Bourgeois' life work are presaged. By showcasing these powerful and highly personal early works, viewers are encouraged to identify with the artist's life-long concern with psychology and the human condition, while simultaneously learning about her special biographical narrative.
Born in Paris in 1911, Louise Bourgeois is one of the most important artists of the twenty first century. Her first retrospective was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1982. Since then, she has exhibited in major museums around the world and was awarded the Lion d'Or at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. Bourgeois' work can be found in major international museums and collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilbao, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. A comprehensive, full-career retrospective of her work was organized by the Tate Modern, London and travelled to various institutions in Europe and the US from 2007 to 2009.
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