june, 2019

04junallday14sepLouise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso | Anatomies of Desire

Anatomies of Desire


Event Details

Hauser & Wirth Zürich is proud to present ‘Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso: Anatomies of Desire’ which opens during Zurich Art Weekend on 8 June 2019. The exhibition is the first time that Picasso is exhibited in a dual dialogue with a female sculptor and brings together over 90 works including paintings, sculptures and works on paper from important public institutions and private collections such as the Fondation Beyeler (Riehen/Basel), Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas), and Kunstmuseum Den Haag (The Hague). Curated by highly renowned specialist Marie-Laure Bernadac, former curator at the Louvre, Musée Picasso (Paris), and Centre Pompidou, the exhibition is organised in close collaboration with the Louise Bourgeois Studio.

The aim of the exhibition is to foster a discourse on the work of Bourgeois and Picasso by exploring the differences and affinities in the artists’ formal, thematic and iconographic language. The presentation will display intentional pairings of works, ‘by placing these artists together for comparative analysis, this exhibition sheds new light on their oeuvres and rids us of the clichés of the virile painter armed with a phallic brush and the sculptress armed with a knife,’ explains curator Marie-Laure Bernadac. The original inspiration for the pairing came from an exhibition organised by the Beyeler Foundation in 2011, curated by Ulf Küster, which presented works by Bourgeois in dialogue with works by modern masters from the Beyeler collection confirming the artist’s position as one of the key bridges between modern and contemporary art.

Courtesy of  Hauser & Wirth


June 4 (Tuesday) - September 14 (Saturday)


Hauser & Wirth - Zurich

Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich


Hauser & Wirth - Zurich Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich

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Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Le jeu de cartes, 1937Ginane Makki Bacho, 2018. Steel, variable dimensions, courtesy of Agial Gallery