Susy Gómez

Ready to feel a Louise Bourgeois necklace II

Date: 2019-2020

Technique: Black and white digital print on Dibond

Dimensions: 108 x 93 cm

Edition: 2/2

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma

Reg. no.: 1020

Entry date: 2021

On display

Portrait taken as a testimonial of participation in the exercise-action developed by the artist Susy Gómez centred on feeling a Louise Bourgeois necklace.

Necklace created by L. Bourgeois in the 1940s to wear herself to denounce women’s status, the social, political, and legal constraints affecting women before the feminist movement.

Bourgeois wore the original necklace in New York in 1948 during a lunch with her father, Louis. She showed it again in 1999 for an exhibition titled “Memoria y Arquitectura” (Memory and Architecture) at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, curated by Danielle Tilkin and Jerry Gorovoy. The necklace in the photographs is number 8 of 39 copies Bourgeois made in collaboration with the designer Chus Burés in 1998. It was produced in silver and weighs 374 grams.

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