• 17-MAR-2016

  • SOURCE: Guggenheim Bilbao

Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells

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The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is pleased to present Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence:
The Cells, an ample selection of the innovative, sophisticated sculptural works developed by Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) over the course of two decades. In this exhibition, organized by Haus der Kunst, Munich, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, visitors will be able to discover and experience 28 emotionally charged architectural spaces, each an individual microcosm separating the internal from the external world, by one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition in Bilbao was made possible by the remarkable sponsorship of Fundación BBVA.

• Dates: March 18 – September 4, 2016
• Exhibition organized by Haus der Kunst, Munich, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
• Curators: Julienne Lorz and Petra Joos
• Sponsored by Fundación BBVA


• Occupying a space somewhere between a museal panorama, a theater set, an environment or installation, the Cells deal with memory and emotion, pain and anxiety, and, in particular, the fear of abandonment.
• In these unique architectural spaces, the artist composed found objects, garments,furniture, and distinctive sculptures into emotionally charged theatrical sets.

• For Bourgeois, the word "cell" had several connotations, referring to both the isolation of a prison or monastic cell and the biological cell of a living organism.

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