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Psychic Geometry: Seduction and Mourning ...

Friday 17 May 2013

Psychic Geometry: Seduction and Mourning as themes in Louise Bourgeois' early and late sculpture

Venue: Freud Museum, London

Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social & Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History at the University of Leeds. She has written on several key works by Louise Bourgeois including Maman, the late gouache drawings of fecund and sexual bodies, and works that deal with the trauma of ageing. Her forthcoming book, After-Affect/After-Image: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation, includes a chapter on what she terms Louise Bourgeois’s ‘Geometry of Absence’.
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