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    Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child – a first look

    The first major retrospective of Louise Bourgeois to focus exclusively on her work using fabrics and textiles opened at Hayward Gallery on 9 February.

    In the last two decades of her career the artist worked extensively with fabric, incorporating clothes from all stages of her life into her art. This body of work took numerous forms, from monumental installations, to figurative sculptures and abstract collages, and incorporated textiles such as bed linen, handkerchiefs, tapestry, and needlepoint.

    Many of these fabric works can now be seen in this exhibition, Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, which is at Hayward Gallery until 22 May, 2022.

      Installation view of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child at Hayward Gallery, 2022.
    Installation view of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child at Hayward Gallery, 2022. © The Easton Foundation/DACS, London and VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Mark Blower/© The Hayward Gallery
    ★★★★★

    ‘Provocative, scary and marvellous’

    The Guardian

     

    The first major retrospective of the artist to focus on her later fabric works, Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child was at Hayward Gallery 9 February – 15 May 2022.

     

    Lina Iris Viktor, Eleventh
    © 2018. Courtesy the Artist.
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    Images on this page: Installation view of Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child at Hayward Gallery, 2022. © The Easton Foundation/DACS, London and VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Mark Blower/© The Hayward Gallery