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Sydney International Art Series - Louise Bourgeois: Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day?

Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new building Credit: Iwan Baan

Aerial view of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new SANAA-designed building, 2022

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Sydney International Art Series - Louise Bourgeois: Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day?

Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new building Credit: Iwan Baan

Aerial view of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new SANAA-designed building, 2022

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This summer, Sydney will host three exceptional art exhibitions as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2023-24; Tacita Dean (8 December 2023 – 3 March 2024) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA Australia), and Kandinsky (4 November 2023 – 10 March 2024) and Louise Bourgeois: Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day? (25 November 2023 – 28 April 2024) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Louise Bourgeois: Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day?

Day and night, love and hate, calm and chaos, conscious and unconscious. Enter a world of emotional extremes in this exhibition of the art of Louise Bourgeois, one of the most influential artists of the past century. 

Born in Paris in 1911 and living and working in New York until her death in 2010, Bourgeois is renowned for her fearless exploration of human relationships across a relentlessly inventive seven-decade career. 

Louise Bourgeois: Has the Day Invaded the Night or Has the Night Invaded the Day? reveals the extraordinary reach and intensity of her art, from her haunting Personage sculptures of the 1940s to her tough yet tender textile works of the 1990s and 2000s. It also reveals, as never before, the psychological tensions that powered her search, through a dramatic presentation in two contrasting exhibition spaces. 

Moving from the white rooms of ‘Day’, on lower level 2 of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ North Building, to the darkened terrain of ‘Night’, downstairs in the Tank, viewers will encounter more than 120 works, including many never seen before in Australia, among them The Destruction of the Father 1974 and Crouching Spider 2003. 

This exhibition, one of the most extensive ever dedicated to an international woman artist in Australia, is realised in close collaboration with The Easton Foundation, New York. More information at https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/louise-bourgeois/ 

About the Sydney International Art Series (SIAS)

The Sydney International Art Series is an initiative of the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. Every summer, it brings the world’s most outstanding art exclusively to Sydney. The Art Gallery of New South Wales has presented exhibitions such as Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, Rembrandt & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage, Japan Supernatural: 1700’s to now, and most recently, Matisse: Life and Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris in partnership with SIAS.

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