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Louise Bourgeois

2 March—9 June 2024
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

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With a career spanning eight decades from the 1930s until 2010, Louise Bourgeois is one of the great figures of modern and contemporary art. Her endlessly inventive work, inspired by her memories and experiences, spanned monumental installations, figurative sculptures, fabric collages, and drawings, a selection of which feature in this exhibition.

ARTIST ROOMS | Louise Bourgeois focuses on works produced during the last 20 years of her life, a period of extraordinary creativity, during which Bourgeois re-examined many of her lifelong concerns in work that explores identity, gender, motherhood, family and memory. She is perhaps best known for her spider sculpture, visitors to Aberdeen Art Gallery will have the chance to experience Bourgeois’s Spider, 1994, standing at three metres high, one of several important loans from The Easton Foundation in the exhibition.

Aberdeen Art Gallery houses a fine collection of modern Scottish and international art in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. Following a major redevelopment project, Aberdeen Art Gallery won the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year Award in 2020. This is the gallery's third collaboration with Tate and National Galleries of Scotland through the ARTIST ROOMS programme, which previously brought the work of internationally renowned artists Ron Mueck (2009) and Diane Arbus (2011) to the city.