Cells that define us and confine us – The Post

Cells that define us and confine us

Louise Bourgeois’ Cell (The Last Climb) (photo: Christopher Burke)
October 13th, 2016 7:00 am| by Ben Hamilton
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Louise Bourgeois
Oct 13-Feb 26, Tue-Fri 11:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00; Louisiana, Gl Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; 115kr; louisiana.dk

US-French sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) needs no introduction to the Louisiana crowd. Her work ‘Spider Couple’ has been part of its collection since her retrospective wowed all-comers in 2003.



Louisiana is presenting 25 works from her exhibition The Cells – each one a unit filled with carefully arranged objects that “create psychologically tense and sensual scenarios”, promises the museum.

Cells define us and can confine us. Bourgeois presents us with intimate spaces that we can peer into through crevices like curious voyeurs: familiar surroundings that invite our minds to wander with our eyes.