Visitors to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art near Copenhagen are being invited to take a trip inside the mind of Louise Bourgeois.
The exhibit features a number of installations which Bourgeois called ‘cells’, playing on all the meanings of the word – from prison cells to monk’s cells to the smallest biological units of the body. Each work is an independent spatial unit filled with carefully arranged objects which create different scenarios
“With the cells she could create her own spaces that were independent of random museum spaces that her works could be placed in. So with the cells she could really compose a three-dimensional spatial architectural piece where she could preserve a certain story and mood and temper, regardless of what context the works could be placed in,” says the exhibition’s curator Tine Colstrup.
Drawing together 25 of the 62 cells Bourgeois created, the exhibit begins with some of her earliest attempts.
Cells I-VI were created for the Carnegie International exhibit in Pittsburgh in 1991.