Louise Bourgeois and Collected Women


1 July to 16 September 2017

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is delighted to host a series of 25 prints by one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century. Louise Bourgeois is best-known for her emotionally charged works exploring the unconscious, desire and the body. This Hayward Touring exhibition, comprises of Bourgeois’ Autobiographical Series and a set of 11 drypoints (all from 1999). Created towards the end of her seven decade career, these deeply personal prints capture some of the artist’s deepest thoughts, memories and anxieties, and is the first time Bourgeois’ work has come to Scunthorpe.

Accompanying the exhibition, 12 female artists from North and North-East Lincolnshire have been invited to make works that respond to Bourgeois’ work. The selection includes artworks in textiles, photography and mixed media, telling tales about their lives and experiences. Also on display as part of Collected Women are a series of quilts, made by textile artist Nicky Dillerstone in partnership with community and textile groups across the region.

What our visitors said:

“A treat to see Louise Bourgeois prints in the flesh.” – Anonymous

“Bravo Louise Bourgeois.” – Schroder

Louise Bourgeois – Autobiographical Series and set of 11 Drypoints is a Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London. This exhibition forms part of Louise Bourgeois and Collected Women, which has been curated by Linda Ingham in partnership with 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and supported with funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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