Louise Bourgeois at Kettle's Yard

Our lowdown on the latest exhibition 

Kettle’s Yard’s latest exhibition highlights Louise Bourgeois’ exploration of autobiography and identity from 22 January.

Born in Paris in 1911, she attended the Sorbonne and had an early association with Surrealism, before moving to New York, where she lived and worked from 1938.

The work featured in the exhibition is drawn from the Artist Rooms and Tate collections, and includes paintings from the 1940s and 60s, hanging fabric sculptures from the 90s and more, capturing her experimentation across media.

Alongside Bourgeois’ work in the Sackler Gallery will be a solo display of new drawings by Julie Mehretu in Gallery 2 and a series a sculptural interventions in Kettle’s Yard House by Anthea Hamilton.

Bourgeois’ Spider I is set to be installed outside Gallery 2, providing the possibility for these solo exhibitions to be seen, potentially, for their contrasts and comparisons.