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Louise Bourgeois Exhibition to Open New Hauser & Wirth Gallery Space

LONDON.- Hauser & Wirth announced the inauguration of its new space at 23 Savile Row with a solo exhibition by Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition will feature over seventy fabric drawings made between 2002 and 2008, as well as four large-scale sculptures. Made from clothes and other domestic effects accrued over decades, Bourgeois’ fabric drawings are abstract yet acutely personal works, retaining allusions to the materials’ past incarnations. Curated by Germano Celant, the exhibition will travel from the Fondazione Vedova, Venice (5 June – 12 September 2010) to Hauser & Wirth London. The exhibition will be accompanied by a substantial catalogue published by Skira, which focuses on this major aspect of Bourgeois’ practice. Fabric has played an important role in Bourgeois’ life. She grew up surrounded by the textiles of her parents’ tapestry restoration workshop, and