Louise Bourgeois

Maladie de l’amour

Louise Bourgeois, Couple, 2002. Fabric, steel, glass and wood, 151.8 x 81.9cm. / © Christopher Burke

“Art is a guarantee of mental health”, said visual artist Louise Joséphine Bourgeois. Hauser & Wirth have chosen to showcase this major French sculptress turned naturalised American for the inaugural exhibition in their new space, a stone’s throw from the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. A 290m2 gallery with 9 metre high ceilings, set up in a large complex designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and owned by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. Designed around the theme of The Malady of Love, this first exhibition features a monumental spider standing over three metres tall in the gardens adjacent to the gallery. A motif dear to the artist that for Louise Bourgeois symbolised the caring, indispensable, and ever-patient mother.

From 19 June to 25 September
Galerie Hauser & Wirth, One Monte-Carlo
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