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Moderna Museet highlights Louise Bourgeois, one of the most important 20th and 21st-century sculptors. Her art serves as a bridge from Modernism and continues to exert its influence on contemporary artistic practices today. "Louise Bourgeois – I Have Been to Hell and Back" is the most comprehensive Swedish exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’s art to date. It demonstrates the width of her oeuvre and presents her captivating and varied body of work over seven decades. One-third of the pieces in the exhibition have never before been shown publicly. Before entering the exhibition, visitors will encounter her monumental work Maman, a gigantic spider sculpture, which is standing outside the museum on Skeppsholmen.

The art of Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is complex, radical and full of subversive humour, danger and fear. She succeeds in formulating that which is hard to find words for, and her creative urge was intimately linked with her need to understand, imbuing her oeuvre with a compelling psychological dimension.

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Stockholm’s Moderna Museet may take over the Swedish Center for Architecture and Design after its director Lena Rahoult was forced to step down this summer, following government concerns over the museum’s finances and criticism of its programming. Rahoult had led the national museum since 2008 and her contract was due to run through December, but the government decided to end her mandate early.

“For a long time, the Cultural Department has followed the development of the institution and pointed out a need for a change,” Sweden’s cultural minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth says.

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