Updated: Jul 3
Last week I had the privilege to catch renowned contemporary artist Jenny Holzer's exhibition at the Kunstmuseum in Basel.
Running until 15 May. it features the work of French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) .
Arresting installations, sculptures and the written word, form part of this remarkable showcase.
Widely considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Bourgeois tackles deep human emotion through her art especially from the perspective of women. Much of her works are of a sexual and autobiographical nature, reflecting the domestic traumas that she suffered as a young girl from her father.
From childhood trauma emerges a female artist who dares to share and speak out. For me, Holzer’s exhibition shines a spotlight on Bourgeois's journey from vulnerability to strength.
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