Statement of responsibility: edited by Marie-Laure Bernadac
ISBN: 3906915379, 9783906915371
Includes bibliographical references.
Exhibition held at Hauser & Wirth Zurich, 9 June to 14 September 2019.
Coupling the works of Louise Bourgeois and Pablo Picasso - at first glance, an unlikely pair - results in a thought-provoking discourse on the artists’ formal and iconographic links. Inspired by archaic and primitive sources, both Bourgeois and Picasso continually explored and developed interpretations of fertility and mother deities; late in life, both artists focused on eroticism, sexuality, and intimacy. Published to accompany the Hauser & Wirth exhibition of the same nam "Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso" builds upon the complex conversation about gender the exhibition sparks, with texts by exhibition curator Marie-Laure Bernadac (former curator at the Louvre, Picasso Museum, and Centre Pompidou), Émilie Bouvard (art historian and curator), Ulf Küster (curator at the Fondation Beyeler), Gérard Wajcman (psychoanalyst and writer), and Diana Widmaier Picasso (art historian).
256 p. : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 33 cm
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010 Exhibitions.; Art and Design.; Human figure in art Exhibitions.; Bourgeois, Louise.; Picasso, Pablo.; Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 Exhibitions.; Sex in art Exhibitions.
Anatomies of desire