Bourgeois at Anthology Film Archives

Robert Mapplethorpe, “Louise Bourgeois”, 1982. © The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe.

On the occasion of Louise Bourgeois’s Guggenheim retrospective exhibition, Anthology Film Archives will present Brigitte Cornand’s trilogy of films about the artist. Screening July 9-20, Louise Bourgeois: Portrait Trilogy 1995-2007 includes a one-week world-premiere of the last film in the trilogy, La Riviére Gentille.

In these three film-portraits the artist continually returns to five major themes: her ever-present childhood, her passion for tapestry and rivers, her deep attachment to music and the poetical dimension of her visual and written oeuvre. Also showing are the films Chére Louise and The Whisper of the Whistling Water. Cornand says, “I hope that these films bring viewers beyond art or my personal relationship with Louise, and that they may feel encouraged to form their own relationship with the artist.”

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Nicole J. Caruth is managing editor of the ART21 Magazine. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including ARTnews, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2. A regular contributor to this site since 2008, she joined the ART21 staff in 2013.

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