Curatorial Tour | Louise Bourgeois by Naomi Potter


Watch and listen to curator Naomi Potter give a presentation about the exhibition Louise Bourgeois: What is the Shape of This Problem, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation previously installed at Esker Foundation, Calgary.

Although best known for her profound sculptures of monumental spiders, evocative human figures, and fleshly anthropomorphic forms, Louise Bourgeois maintained a prolific drawing and writing practice and an ongoing interest in illustrated books and printmaking throughout the course of her long career.

Louise Bourgeois: What is the Shape of This Problem presents 119 works with a focus on prints, textiles, and a series of eight holograms, ranging in date from the 1940s to the early 2000s. These works build on the raw emotional terrain of Bourgeois’ practice, and explore feelings of isolation, anger, and fear through the recurring depiction of the body, childhood, family, architecture, and the passage of time.