About Louise Bourgeois - 关于路易斯•布尔乔亚

 

French artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art. In 1938 she moved to New York City, where she worked the rest of her life. Bourgeois developed the scope of her artistic expression throughout her long career - she has experimented with a wide range of media spanning across sculpture, painting, drawing, graphics, installation and sound. During the 1940s, she focused her attention on sculpture. 

By creating hanging artworks, Bourgeois widened the mode of expression in sculpture. While often simply being held by a thin line, these works are more 'exposed' than the sculptures that are physically placed on the ground. They can also be set in into a spinning motion. Her hanging sculptures, therefore, has an innate instability, which represents order and chaos as well as the state between the two extremes.

Photo details: Louise Bourgeois working on SLEEP II in Italy in 1967.
Photo: Studio Fotografico, © The Easton Foundation
 

Selected exhibition history and awards 

 

路易斯·布尔乔亚在七十多年的艺术生涯中不停地进行探索尝试,创作媒介横跨雕塑、绘画、素描、图像、装置和声音。布尔乔亚创作材料运用多样,从传统的大理石和青铜,到橡胶尼龙,从回收再利用布料碎片和衣服,到可以找到的“现成品”。

布尔乔亚于1911年生于法国,20世纪30年代晚期和美国艺术史学家成婚并移居美国,一直定居纽约。她于80年代开始登上国际舞台。至今,被视为国际最受尊敬的现当代艺术家之一。

图片: 1967年布尔乔亚在意大利创作《睡眠》Ⅱ

图片由Fotografico 工作室提供, © 路易斯·布尔乔亚艺术信托机构版权所有

展览和奖项精选

Portrait Louise Bourgeois