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Louise Bourgeois

6 May—6 August 2023
The National Museum, Oslo, Norway

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Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) is one of the great names of 20th century art. This major exhibition in the Light Hall puts Bourgeois’s highly personal and emotional works in dialogue with artists like Edvard Munch, Marie Laurencin, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, Louise Nevelson, Senga Nengudi Alina Scaposznikow, Seni Ama Camara, Nan Goldin, Robert Gober, and Rosemarie Trockel.

The exhibition will profile an artist who throughout her career responded to artistic and societal changes of her time – to representations of the body in the 1960s, feminist topics in the 1970s, and the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s. Through encounters between Bourgeois and 50 artists spanning more than a century of art history, the exhibition will show that Bourgeois’ interest in themes like loneliness, love, illness, sexuality, and gender roles was shared and informed by many others.