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Two exhibitions for "Louise Bourgeois in Florence"

June 22 to October 20, 2024

Louise Bourgeois, MOTHER AND CHILD, 2007, Fabric and thread, 27.3 x 66 x 36.8 cm,

Ph. Christopher Burke © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by S.I.A.E., Italy and VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of its opening, Museo Novecento celebrates Louise Bourgeois as one of the absolute protagonists of 20th and 21st century art with the exhibition Do Not Abandon Me, curated by Philip Larratt-Smith and Sergio Risaliti, in collaboration with The Easton Foundation.

Conceived in close dialogue with the architecture of the former Leopoldine building, a complex run for centuries by all-female communities, the exhibition provides the opportunity to experience almost one hundred works by the artist. These include many works on paper created in the 2000s and sculptures of various sizes in fabric, bronze, marble and other materials. Spider Couple (2003), one of Bourgeois's most famous and emblematic creations, is installed in the museum courtyard for the occasion.

As part of the Florentine project, the Museo degli Innocenti hosts Bourgeois’s Cell XVIII (Portrait) (2000) a one-sculpture show, curated by Arabella Natalini and Stefania Rispoli, stands in evocative dialogue with some of the collection's most iconic works.

The shows, created in conjunction with the Easton Foundation in New York, is promoted by the City of Florence and organised by MUS.E.

Project sponsors: Museo FAMM / Christian Levett Collection and Calliope Arts Foundation


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