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Lecture by Julienne Lorz: “From the Bell Jar to the Cage: The Developmental Path of Louise Bourgeois’ Cells”

April 2016

Louise Bourgeois’ Cells are among the most innovative and challenging sculptural works in her extensive oeuvre.

Constructed during the last two decades of her life, the Cells contain ideas about space and memory, the body and architecture, and the conscious and unconscious—themes that can be found in Bourgeois’ works even as early as the 1940s.

With the Cells, Bourgeois continued to build on and expand her already fascinatingly rich and complex artistic language, giving her preoccupations a physically and conceptually impressive spatial presence and an emotional atmosphere that is truly unique.

Julienne Lorz – curator at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Having started out as a dancer and choreographer in the early 90s, Julienne completed her MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London in 2004. Since 2010 she is a curator at the Haus der Kunst, where she co-curated a number of exhibitions including thematic shows such as ‘Golden Times’ (2010), ‘Sculptural Acts’ (2011), as well as ‘Image-Counter-Image’ (2012). Her latest exhibition Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells opened in Haus der Kunst in February 2015.

Courtesy of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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