>Reflecting on the life of Louise Bourgeois

June 2, 2010 § Leave a comment


“Art is a guarantee of sanity.”

“When you go from painting to this, it means you have an aggressive thought. You want to twist the neck of a person. I became a sculptor because it allowed me to express … what I was embarrassed to express before.”

“Art is manipulation without intervention.”

“Everywhere in the modern world there is neglect, the need to be recognized, which is not satisfied. Art is a way of recognizing oneself, which is why it will always be modern.”

“Sometimes it is necessary to make a confrontation – and I like that.”

“What interests me is the conquering of the fear, the hiding, the running away from it, facing it, exorcising it, being ashamed of it, and, finally, being afraid of being afraid.”

“My work disturbs people and nobody wants to be disturbed. They are not fully aware of the effect my work has on them, but they know it is disturbing.”

“From the beginning I was an overachiever. That is to say, if you flatter me, or if you look at me the right way, I will kill myself to please you. It’s very painful to be an overachiever.”

“An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.”


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