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Louise Nevelson • Sculptor of Shadows

Louise Nevelson - Untitled

The Kunsten Museum in Aalborg dedicates an extensive exhibition to the sculptor Louise Nevelson. The exhibition is on view until January 2021 and shows some of Louise Nevelson's characteristic works: monochromatic, monumental sculptures and includes assemblages several metres long. Her black wooden sculpture and shadows, which play a key role in the artist's practice, are at the heart of Nevelson's work.

Louise Nevelson, one of the leading sculptors of the twentieth century, was a pioneer of site-specific art and installations. Even as a young woman she was fascinated by art; her father provided her with a solid education for the time. "My life had a blueprint from the beginning (...) What I am saying is that I did not become anything, I was an artist".

In 1931 she went to Munich to become a student of Hans Hofmann, later one of the founders of the New York School. In Peggy Guggenheim's seminal exhibition "Exhibition by 31 Women", 1943, she was represented alongside Frida Kahlo and Dorothea Tanning.

With her participation in the Venice Biennale in 1962 and the documenta in Kassel in 1964 and 1968, the "Grande Dame of Contemporary Sculpture" achieved its international breakthrough. The Whitney Museum, New York, dedicated a retrospective to her on her 80th birthday and today her work is represented in over 90 public collections worldwide.


The above work 'End of Day XXI' is in cluded in the current exhibition on loan from Galerie Thomas.

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