Akbank Sanat opens new season
A sculpture titled ' Femme ' (Woman) by French-American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois, is displayed during the media preview of an exhibit focusing on motherhood titled ' The Great Mother ' at Milan?s Palazzo Reale, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. AP PhotoAkbank Sanat will open its new season of art with a world-renowned exhibition. The exhibition, titled “Louise Bourgeois: Larger Than Life,” consists of the works of one of the most prominent female artists of the 20th century, Louise Bourgeois, who not only deeply influenced the later formations in art but also contributed to the conception of the history of art under a new light, will be on shown between Sept. 1 and Nov. 28.
The exhibition, curated by Professor Hasan Bülent Kahraman, for the first time in Turkey will bring together 58 pieces of artwork by Bourgeois, whose work has not been seen in Turkey apart from a single piece of artwork exhibited in 1997 in the 5th International Istanbul Biennial.
Having used the phenomenon of femininity as the backbone of her art, utilizing her interesting life story as her main source in creating her art, and committing the data derived from almost 35 years of sessions in psychoanalysis in her artworks, Bourgeois held a position that could be considered the backbone of feminist art. At the same time, her art encompassed issues such as memory, identity, the body, belonging, space, remembering, forgetting and the uncanny at length.
In conjunction with the exhibition, conferences and meetings will be held at Akbank Sanat on Bourgeois’ art in particular as well as feminist art and other related issues and feminist art in Turkey. In addition, a dedicated Bourgeois corner will be created at the Akbank Sanat library and films about the artist will be screened.