Louise Bourgeois , Garment from Performance ‘She lost it’©The Easton Foundation Pro Litteris, Zürich and VAGA at ASR (NY).

Jenny Holzer (1950), one of the leading contemporary artists of her generation, has curated an exhibition of the work of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), widely regarded as one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Holzer is internationally renowned for her exploration and subversion of public language through the use of nontraditional forms. Bourgeois’s psychologically charged work deals with the realm of human emotion: love, desire, dependency, sexuality, rejection, jealousy, and abandonment.

The exhibition presents an encounter between two giants of American art, Bourgeois’s work as seen through Holzer’s eyes.

Holzer approaches Bourgeois’s art through the lens of her extensive writing. Works from all stages of Bourgeois’s oeuvre — sculptures, installations, paintings, drawings, prints, and texts — have been selected to create a series of thematic groupings.