Bourgeois at Anthology Film Archives

Robert Mapplethorpe, “Louise Bourgeois”, 1982. © The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe.

On the occasion of Louise Bourgeois’s Guggenheim retrospective exhibition, Anthology Film Archives will present Brigitte Cornand’s trilogy of films about the artist. Screening July 9-20, Louise Bourgeois: Portrait Trilogy 1995-2007 includes a one-week world-premiere of the last film in the trilogy, La Riviére Gentille.

In these three film-portraits the artist continually returns to five major themes: her ever-present childhood, her passion for tapestry and rivers, her deep attachment to music and the poetical dimension of her visual and written oeuvre. Also showing are the films Chére Louise and The Whisper of the Whistling Water. Cornand says, “I hope that these films bring viewers beyond art or my personal relationship with Louise, and that they may feel encouraged to form their own relationship with the artist.”

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