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 sculpture workshop for children exclusively for Members, which takes place on the occasion of the exhibition of the work Maman, by Louise Bourgeois 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 focus on the second period of Bourgeois's artistic life where she started with different materiaś.
Participants will get to know this period 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 - Implementation: Vassilis Gerodimos, visual artist
Workshop support: Lydia-Elena Vairaktaraki, visual artist
Saturday 11/06 | 18.00-20.00
Up to 20 participants – Members only
For children 7 to 10 years old
Free entry via online pre-registration
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