On the occasion of the legendary French-American artist's first exhibition with the gallery in LA – 'Louise Bourgeois. The Red Sky' – join us for a screening of 'Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine,' a film by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach. Featuring a series of interviews with
the artist from 1993 to 2007, the critically acclaimed film offers an intimate look into Bourgeois's life and imagination, shaping a powerful portrait of one of the most influential artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Director Amei Wallach along with Senior Director at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, Graham Steele, will introduce the 19 March screening.
This event is free, however, reservations are recommended.
About Amei Wallach
Amei Wallach is an art critic, commentator, and filmmaker. Her acclaimed feature-length documentaries include ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine’ (2008), co-directed with the late Marion Cajori, and ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here’ (2013). She is currently in post-production on her latest film, ‘Rauschenberg In Venice.’
She has written or contributed to more than a dozen books. Her articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Art in America, and ArtNews. She was on-air arts commentator for the PBS MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour and chief art critic for New York Newsday. In 1987, she traveled to the Soviet Union to produce a five-part series on the effects of Perestroika there, where she met the circle of outsider Moscow Conceptualists, like Ilya Kabakov, who were forbidden to show. Her continuing interest in Soviet era art led to the book, ‘Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away ‘(Abrams, 1995) and a feature-length documentary on the subject. She was president of AICA/USA between 2000 and 2005, and is founding program director of The Art Writing Workshop, a partnership between the International Art Critics Association (AICA/USA) and the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.
Louise Bourgeois with ‘Spider IV’ in 1996.
Photo: © Peter Bellamy / Art: © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, NY
'Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine.'
A Film by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach, © Art Kaleidoscope Foundation, New York, 2008.