Public Program Through the Looking Glass of Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells
24 September 2015 – 7 February 2016

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Through the Looking Glass of Louise Bourgeois is a diverse set of activities intended to contextualize the artist's extensive oeuvre. The program explores the wide-range of media used by Bourgeois to trigger audience perception and to expand understanding of her Cells as hybrid synesthetic forms.

A series of lectures by local and international specialists, including Jerry Gorovoy, Kate Fowle, Julienne Lorz, Frances Morris, Amei Wallach, Irina Nakhova, Olesya Turkina, and others, will reflect upon Bourgeois' extensive career. Regular screenings of the film Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (2008, directed by Wallach and Marion Cajori) will also take place throughout the exhibition in Garage Auditorium. Shot over more than a decade from 1993 to 2007, the film will acquaint audiences with Bourgeois' captivating personality, providing insight into the artist’s thought processes as well as her practice in the studio.

For families with children, Through the Looking Glass of Louise Bourgeois will focus on the medium of sculpture as an inimitable imaginative force that Bourgeois used to great effect. Skills will be developed during a series of open workshops on weekends and through a special children’s exhibition map.

An audio guide, specially prepared for the exhibition and Atrium Commission, will be available in Russian and English, as well as special guided tours, including for audiences with special needs.

In the Resource Room on the 2nd floor, a detailed timeline of Louise Bourgeois' life will provides visitors with a better understanding of the artist's work. Books, videos, and other resources to contextualize the artist’s practice will also be available. 

Audio guide

Available from Garage Information Desk
Price: 200 RUB

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