This lecture will be dedicated to eight female artists, whose works will be revisited in the context of the exhibition Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells. The lecture will focus on international artists and alongside local practitioners.
This lecture will be dedicated to eight female artists, whose works will be revisited in the context of the exhibition Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells. The lecture will focus on international artists, such as the American Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012), who created sculptures from soft fabrics; Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan), who explores her own phobias in her installations; Chiharu Shiota (b. 1972, Japan), who covers exhibition spaces in huge spider webs; and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir (b. 1971, Iceland), who uses a variety of media, from sculpture to video art and musical videos (collaborating with Björk, among others), to create a fantastical and magical world. These artists will be presented alongside local practitioners such as Irina Nakhova (b. 1955), who, in the mid-1980s, turned her flat into the first total installation in the Soviet Union; Aidan Salakhova (b. 1964), who deconstructs the tradition of using marble to represent the human body; Irina Korina (b. 1977), who uses her skills as a set designer to make spectacular installations exploring the everyday; and Natalia-Pershina Yakimanskaya (Glyuklya) (b. 1969) and Olga Egorova (Tsaplya) (b. 1968) who tell stories about our society through their dresses and wardrobe-installations.