09.06.2003

Louise Bourgeois: C’est le murmure de l’eau qui chante @ The WHITNEY

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Date/Time: 06/09/2003 12:00 am


Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York premier of Brigitte Cornand’s film Louise Bourgeois: C’est le
murmure de l’eau qui chante (the whisper of whistling water)
Film Screening
Saturday, September 6
7 PM
For over sixty years, Louise Bourgeois has been making highly personal,
remarkably diverse, and emotionally resonant sculpture. Brigitte Cornand’s
C’est le murmure de l’eau qui chante is an intimate documentary portrait of
this world-renowned artist. Using eight years of footage in a poetic
collage, the film tracks a Bourgeois work from the original drawing to the
end sculpture. Along the way, C’est le murmure de l’eau qui chante captures
the artist’s New York apartment and studio, her assistants, family, and
friends, plus her celebrated Sunday salon. Cornand shows how Bourgeois’
living past and active present come together in the artist’s remarkable
oeuvre.
The screening takes place in conjunction with the exhibition “Louise
Bourgeois: The Insomnia Drawings,” curated by Lawrence Rinder, the Whitney’s
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator of Contemporary Art. A single work of 220
red, blue, and white drawings made during eight months of sleep-deprived
nights, “The Insomnia Drawings” treat themes often addressed in Bourgeois’
varied work: childhood memories, water, plants, figures, buildings and the
patterns these images inspire. “Louise Bourgeois: The Insomnia Drawings” is
on view at the Whitney until September 21.
Before the screening Chrissie Iles, the Whitney’s curator of film and video,
will introduce Brigitte Cornand and the film. The film was Iles’ pick for
one of the top ten of 2002 (Artforum, December 2002).
Admission is free; seating is very limited and available on a first-come,
first-served basis.
For more information please call 1 (800) WHITNEY.

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