24 Jun 2016
ARTIST ROOMS is delighted that this summer two key artists from the collection are being shown: Louise Bourgeois in Tate Modern, London, and Joseph Beuys in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
Bourgeois was the subject of a major ARTIST ROOMS exhibition, highly acclaimed, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. She was the first artist to be shown in the Turbine Hall when Tate Modern opened in 2000, the first commission in the Unilever Series and was also the subject of an acclaimed retrospective in 2007. We are delighted, therefore, that her work occupies the first ever dedicated ARTIST ROOMS Gallery. The exhibition will include an outstanding group of works including Couple I 1996, Cell XIV (Portrait) 2000, Eyes 2001-5, and two late masterpieces, the cycle of sixteen monumental drawings A L’Infini 2008-9 and the artist’s final vitrine, Untitled 2010, as well as a wunderkammer - or ‘cabinet of curiosities’.
This summer also sees the first showing of an extraordinary group of more than 120 drawings by the German artist, Joseph Beuys, from the ARTIST ROOMS collection. Anthony d'Offay started to collect these drawings with the help of the artist in 1980, and they form one of the best groups of Beuys's drawings in the world – shown for the first time together in 30 years. The exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art covers the whole of the artist’s career from 1945 to the end of his life, and reflects his encyclopaedic interest in nature, science, philosophy, mythology, society, politics and religion.