Les grandes dames de l’art

Louise Bourgeois

Fanny Michaëlis, Louise Bourgeois, 2021
© Fanny Michaëlis

The podcast “Les grandes dames de l’art” (“Great Women in Art”) gives a voice to women artists of the 20th century. They speak of their work, their lives, the world around them and their achievements. Let us go in search of their presence, their secrets. Let us rediscover the hidden history of women artists through their voices.

Sculpture has long been thought of as a technique reserved for men, and yet the most well-known and popular women artists of the 20th century were sculptors: Camille Claudel, Niki de Saint Phalle, Germaine Richier and the great work of Louise Bourgeois. What a strong character with a great sense of humour and high spirits! This is what we would like you discover about this extraordinary artist, who for so long worked in the dark, unnoticed, yet who never resented this.

“Les grandes dames de l’art” is a podcast produced by AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, in collaboration with the Institut national de l’audiovisuel, with the support of Maison Veuve Clicquot and the Ministry of Culture’s Délégation à la transmission, aux territoires et à la démocratie culturelle du ministère de la Culture.

Coordinated by: Mathilde de Croix and the AWARE team
Directed by: Élodie Royer
Music by: Juliano Gil
Credits: Andrew Nelson
Sound Editing: Basile Beaucaire
Scientific Advisors: Catherine Gonnard and Marjorie Micucci
Translation: Katia Porro
French Voice: Camille Morineau
English Voice: Lou Doillon
Translation of the Artist’s Voice: Eve Dayre

Extracts: Otte, Lyrics and singing by Louise Bourgeois, music by Satch Hoyt and Ramuntcho Matta; produced by Brigitte Cornand, Les Films du Siamois, Paris, 1995

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