In October 2007 Tate Modern presents the first major survey since 1995 of the work of the French-born artist Louise Bourgeois (b.1911). The exhibition will provide an unprecedented opportunity to reassess her work.
Over a long career, Bourgeois has worked in dialogue with most of the major international avant-garde artistic movements of the twentieth century, from Surrealism to Conceptual art, but has always remained uniquely apart, powerfully inventive and often at the forefront of contemporary practice. Engaging in a wide variety of both modern and traditional techniques, Bourgeois has explored her themes in a great variety of styles from abstraction to the realism of the ready made.
Exhibition organised by Tate Modern in association with Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris