Brigitte Cornand "Louise Bourgeois: Portrait Trilogy"

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On the occasion of Louise Bourgeois’s career retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum this summer, Anthology presents Brigitte Cornand’s trilogy of films about the artist, including a week-long world-premiere run of the last film in the trilogy, LA RIVIÈRE GENTILLE. In these three intimate 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. “I met Louise Bourgeois in 1994. In the first film we made together, we came upon the autobiographical sources and themes that have inspired and informed her work in her Brooklyn studio and her Chelsea home. Thereafter, I asked her if I could keep filming moments of her life on a light but regular schedule, using a diary-like form, a visual collage, similar to her own thought-process and the personal diaries that she’s kept writing since 1923. 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.” –Brigitte Cornand



from July 09, 2008 to July 20, 2008

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