Photography April, 26 2011

Armed Forces: Louise Bourgeois, Alex Van Gelder

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Animal reports –

Any of these photographs of Louise Bourgeois’s old hands are more expressive than whole loads of yawn-worthy, current gallery shows. Sure, it’s own a dozen pink things sown together into a Siamese orgy or a giant Maman spider, but, you can almost tell those hands made all that.

See the dirty-minded sculptress and “psychological vampire” emote with wrinkled contortions, the clenching and the cradling in a collaborative project with artist Alex Van Gelder. Armed Forces: Louise Bourgeois, Alex Van Gelder, Feb 12 – May 14, Hauser & Wirth, Zürich.

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