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Over 70,000 visitors saw the exhibition 'Louise Bourgeois. I Have Been to Hell and Back' at Museo Picasso Málaga


A total of 71,989 people visited the largest Louise Bourgeois retrospective ever held in Spain. The exhibition at Museo Picasso Málaga showcased the complex and fascinating work of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.Un total de 71.989 personas han visitado en el Museo Picasso Málaga la mayor retrospectiva que sobre Louise Bourgeois se ha realizado en España, en una exposición que ha mostrado la compleja y fascinante obra de una de las artistas más influyentes del siglo XX.

Forty-six sculptures in bronze, textiles, latex and aluminium, a cell, and one painting, exhibited at MPM alongside 53 works on paper and textiles, many of them large-format or produced as series . Curated by Iris Müller-Westermann and organized in partnership with Modern Museet, one third of this collection of over 100 artworks have never been shown before.

On the very same evening the exhibition closed, specialised technicians dismantled one of Louise Bourgeois’ most well-known works, her sculpture Spider (1961), which had been installed in the gallery’s courtyard for the duration of the exhibition. The educational and cultural events and activities organized by MPM throughout the summer met with a great response, with children and adults alike taking part in the numerous guided visits and workshops organized around Bourgeois’ work. A total of 71,989 visitors saw the exhibition, between its opening in June and its closure on Sunday 27th September.

Museo Picasso Málaga is already preparing the opening of its October exhibition, Picasso. German Records, in which works by Picasso will engage in a dialogue with works by classic German modernist artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Hannah Höch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Paula Modersohn-Becker and Emil Nolde.

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Louise Bourgeois

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