Louise Bourgeois

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Another amazing year for female artists. So why are they still stifled and impoverished?
From the Turner shortlist to the Venice Biennale and more, 2022 was another dazzling year for women. But, away from the headlines, a cold look at the data shows equality is generations away

Hettie Judah

14, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Socks, squats and sex workers: The Woman in the Window review
This thoughtful exhibition shows how artists have utilised windows for more than just voyeuristic thrills. But it has a Vermeer-shaped hole

Hettie Judah

05, May, 2022 @3:59 PM

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What links Louise Bourgeois to Jay-Z’s comeback album?
As the artist gets a London retrospective, take a dive down the rabbit hole via Gwyneth Paltrow’s house and Kara Walker

Larry Ryan

26, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Needle and dread: Louise Bourgeois’s disturbing textile works
Severed heads, fraying stitches and exposed bodily orifices feature in a new exhibition of the artist’s late works in fabric

Alice Blackhurst

14, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child review – everyday horror shows that reel you in
Strange, horrific, eerie, beautiful, this huge survey reveals an artist who both embraced and disdained the female realm

Rachel Cooke

13, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Cosmic Stonehenge secrets, Ai Weiwei looks back, and gay sex 11,000 years ago – the week in art
The British Museum introduces Europe’s earliest ancestors, the activist artist sits his work next to Chinese antiquities and LGBT+ history month begins with the deep human past – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

11, Feb, 2022 @11:15 AM

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Sex, stitches and psychic wounds – Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child review
These sewn-together body parts – dangling from the ceiling, hung out on stands or having sex in vitrines – were created in the final decades of the artist’s long career. They are provocative, scary and marvellous

Adrian Searle

08, Feb, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Inside the 'healing' Louise Bourgeois exhibition you can experience online
A new digital exhibition examines a storied career through a selection of drawings believed to be ‘a great mirror for our current day-to-day’

Nadja Sayej

07, Apr, 2020 @7:35 AM

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Give a great woman artist her due | Brief letters
Brief letters: Immigration | Louise Bourgeois | Lionesses | Train travel | Headlines


25, Jun, 2019 @4:33 PM

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Unconscious Landscape review – shake my bear hand, what a dazzling show!
Louise Bourgeois’ spiders, Méret Oppenheim’s furry hands, Carol Rama’s repurposing of Picasso’s wire hanger … this gleeful, energising all-women show is unmissable

Adrian Searle

28, May, 2019 @11:42 AM

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New Order at MoMA review: artists chart a world in motion
The uses, abuses and future of technology since 2000 are explored in an exhibition of Louise Bourgeois holograms, cyborg exercise equipment and lab art

Frani O'Toole

21, Mar, 2019 @1:39 PM

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Mehretu's furious scrawls bite deeper than Bourgeois's spiders – review
In these two contrasting solo shows, Julie Mehretu’s great and tragic introspections speak starker truths that Louise Bourgeois’s trite and silly images

Jonathan Jones

21, Jan, 2019 @4:46 PM

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