Sunday 10 April 2022
Sunday 08 May 2022
Sunday 12 June 2022
Who was Louise Bourgeois and how did her life’s events influence the creative process of her sculpture?
Her work shows that art can be a means of expression and transformation, a way to unleash personal thoughts and feelings and free oneself from hurtful experiences. How can we convey our emotions onto a material, creating a shape or form of our own, our own artwork, as Louise Bourgeois did? What did she mean when she said, “I am not what I say, I am what I do”?
In this children’s sculpture workshop, taking place on the occasion of Louise Bourgeois’s Maman being exhibited at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, we will seek to unravel the threads of Bourgeois’s artistic life and create our own sculptures, inspired by her broader oeuvre.
We will be focusing on three important periods of her life (first period: human figures; second period: different materials; third period: closed indoor spaces). The sculpture Maman will always serve as our starting point, in every workshop, seeing as the spider was a theme the artist worked on for about 50 years.
Participants will get to know these different periods through pictures and drawings, the different materials she used, as well as the symbolisms she chose based on the experiences of her childhood.
“I do, I undo, I redo,” Louise Bourgeois
In this way, children will be introduced to her work and, through a state of fragmentariness, they will create works resulting from their own emotions (fear, anger, joy), thus discovering a world where art is directly linked to life.
Design and Implementation: Vassilis Gerodimos, visual artist
Workshop support: Lydia-Elena Vairaktaraki, Visual Artist
Sunday 10/04 | 11:00-13:00
Sunday 08/05 | 11:00-13:00
Sunday 12/06 | 11:00-13:00
For children 7 to 10 years old | Up to 20 participantsFree entry via online pre-registration
For the activity on 10/04 pre-registrations starts on Monday 04/04 at 12.00
For the activity on 08/05 pre-registrations starts on Monday 02/05 at 12.00
For the activity on 12/06 pre-registrations starts on Monday 06/06 at 12.00
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
--Louise Bourgeois, Maman (1999) presented by NEON and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center at the SNFCC, Athens Greece, 2022.
Photograph: Natalia Tsoukala © The Easton Foundation/ Licensed by OSDEETE/ ΟΣΔΕΕΤΕ, Athens, Greece and VAGA at ARS, NY, USA