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Exhibitions

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)

21 Apr 2011 - 04 Mar 2012

Contemporary Galleries B105 and B109

Drawn from our collection and loans from the Louise Bourgeois Trust, this installation pays homage to the remarkable career of Louise Bourgeois, one of the world’s most-celebrated contemporary artists. Included are works from her very first solo sculpture exhibition in New York in 1949, as well as the NGC’s recent acquisition Cell (The Last Climb) (2008), the last of the more than 20 large-scale cell sculptures she produced. Her monumental spider on the Gallery’s outdoor Plaza, Maman (1999, cast 2003) is one of the artist's most-recognized public art sculptures and has become an Ottawa landmark. Born in France, she spent most of her life in New York City.

Installation view of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010): from the Personages series and Forêt (Night Garden). Collections NGC and Louise Bourgeois Trust, courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery, NY, and Hauser & Wirth Gallery,London. © Louise Bourgeois Trust. Photo © NGC

Installation view of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010): from the Personages series and Forêt (Night Garden). Collections NGC and Louise Bourgeois Trust, courtesy Cheim & Read Gallery, NY, and Hauser & Wirth Gallery,London. © Louise Bourgeois Trust. Photo © NGC