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Louise Bourgeois: Twosome

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

8 Sep 2017 - 20 Jan 2018

This will be the first museum exhibition in Israel of the work of renowned French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. The title of the show derives from a large-scale sculptural installation Bourgeois created in 1991, which was first presented in ‘DISLOCATIONS’, a group exhibition organised by MoMA. Consisting of two oil tanks, the sculpture is mechanised so that the smaller tank, moving on a track, travels perpetually in and out of the larger tank. For Bourgeois the continual expulsion and reacceptance of the smaller tank symbolised the complex relationship between mother and child. As Twosome attests, Bourgeois’s art oscillates between such dualities as abstraction and figuration, conscious and unconscious, pleasure and pain, architecture and the body, and revenge and reparation. Find out more about the Louise Bourgeois exhibition from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s website.

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Louise Bourgeois in her home studio in 1974. Photo: Mark Setteducati, © The Easton Foundation

Louise Bourgeois in her home studio in 1974. Photo: Mark Setteducati, © The Easton Foundation

The Couple (2003), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

The Couple (2003), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

Give or Take (2002), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

Give or Take (2002), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

Spider Couple (2003), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

Spider Couple (2003), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Christopher Burke, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

Twosome (1991), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Peter Bellamy, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

Twosome (1991), Louise Bourgeois. Photo: Peter Bellamy, © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY

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