Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious" at Katara

The exhibition title Conscious and Unconscious refers to the psychological implications of Bourgeois’s art, which gave her insight into her actions, motivations, and emotions. It also encapsulates the dynamic of Bourgeois’s creative process, as she oscillated between making rational decisions and blindly following her intuition to arrive at a form that expressed her deep unconscious. According to Bourgeois, the artist enjoys the privilege of access to the unconscious. She also believed that art offered her a way to exorcise anxiety and the powerful fear of abandonment that plagued her since childhood. Although she underwent analysis for many years, she felt that art was her true form of psychoanalysis and a guarantee of sanity.

It looks like we are seeing her spiders all over the world now!

outside the exhibition

Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious
20 January, 2012 – 1 June, 2012
Location: QMA Gallery, Katara
A contemporary art exhibition one of the first of its kind in the region celebrating one of the most impressive artists of our time.

Monday to Thursday   9:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday    3:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday    9:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday    Closed

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