Elaine Reichek on Louise Bourgeois

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

March 3, 2008    add to my calendar

Elaine Reichek was born in New York, where she currently lives and works. Among her recent solo shows are exhibitions at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (2007); The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (CD rom and virtual exhibition) (2003); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2000 and traveling); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1999).

Louise Bourgeois was born in 1911 in Paris. She entered the Sorbonne to study mathematics in 1932 but turned to art the next year, enrolling at several art schools, including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in addition to apprenticing in artists' studios in Montparnasse and Montmartre. She emigrated to New York, in 1938, and continued her studies at the Art Students League. Her first one-person exhibition was held at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, in 1945, and her sculpture was first shown in 1949 at the Peridot Gallery, New York. In 1982 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, organized a retrospective, which traveled to various American venues. Her work has since been shown internationally, including in Documenta 9 (1992) and the São Paulo Bienal of 1996. Bourgeois's first European retrospective was organized in 1989, traveling from the Frankfurter Kunstverein to the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, among other venues. Bourgeois represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1993. Tate Modern, London, organized a major traveling retrospective of her work in 2007.

A range of works by Louise Bourgeois is on view at Dia:Beacon.

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs. 
 

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Elaine Reichek was born in New York, where she currently lives and works. Among her recent solo shows are exhibitions at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (2007); The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (CD rom and virtual exhibition) (2003); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2000 and traveling); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1999).

Louise Bourgeois was born in 1911 in Paris. She entered the Sorbonne to study mathematics in 1932 but turned to art the next year, enrolli

 
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