Institut Français d’Athènes | Museum of Cycladic Art |

The main emphasis of the presentation of her work at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens will be the display of the so-called Personages, sculptures which have Surrealist origins and are totem-like in appearance. Made between 1947-1953, they were originally carved in wood and intended to be produced in bronze. These life-size sculptures were designed to be seen in groups, like social groups of standing figures. The Personages series and a series of slender fabric columns are an outstanding contribution to the history of sculpture in the twentieth century, giving rise to the artist’s central themes and concerns that have dominated her entire body of work.

The presentation at the Museum of Cycladic Art will also include the impressive sculpture Avenza Revisited II (1968-1969). This sculpture belongs to a group of works that the artist described as representing an ‘anthropomorphic’ landscape, inspired, in that case, from Avenza, an area in Carrara, Italy, which is a region famous for its marble quarries, where Bourgeois worked in stone.

In total, eight representative sculptures will be displayed in the exhibition alongside with her recent series of gouaches. Two of Bourgeois’s more recent series of vivid red gouaches reveal the artist’s preoccupation with the relationships of family, with coupling, pregnancy and child rearing.

(text and photo taken from the official Museum of Cycladic Art site)

Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης

Για πρώτη φορά στην Ελλάδα, τα έργα μιας μεγάλης κυρίας της σύγχρονης τέχνης θα φιλοξενηθούν από το Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης. – 15 / 05 : στα πλαίσια της ευρωπαϊκής «Νύχτας των Μουσείων», βραδινή επίσκεψη.

Du 12 mai au 12 septembre 2010

Musée d’Art cycladique

Pour la première fois en Grèce, les œuvres d’une grande dame de l’art contemporain seront accueillies par le musée d’Art cycladique. – 15 / 05 : dans le cadre de la nuit européenne des musées, visite nocturne.

source: news letter of  IFA

12 May – 12 September

Museum of Cycladic Art, Stathatos Mansion (Temporary exhibitions)
Vasilissis Sophias Ave and 1 Irodotou St.

Line 3: stations Evangelismos, Syntagma (Line 3 terminates at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
Line 2: station Syntagma

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