Fendi Supports The Launch Of A New Art Exhibition At The Galleria Borghese In Rome

Emma Hodgson   |   21-06-2024

A new art exhibition opened its doors in Rome today, supported by the house of Fendi.

Examining the works of Louise Bourgeois, it is the first exhibition dedicated to a female contemporary artist at the Galleria Borghese, and the first Roman exhibition of work by the French-American artist, who was one of the most influential of the last century.

Called “Louise Bourgeois: Unconscious Memories” the exhibit interweaves the artist’s personal memories with the collective memory of the public museum: the exhibition route passes through several rooms of the Museum, the Aviary and the Meridiana Garden, a place that Bourgeois explored with admiration during her first visit to Rome in 1967.

 About 20 sculptural works will be in dialogue with the unique architecture of the Casino Borghese and its collection, focusing on themes of metamorphosis, memory, and the expression of emotional and psychological states. 

These themes, also explored by artists in the Borghese collection, are invigorated by Bourgeois’ contemporary lens, which offers new perspectives on the human experience, thanks in part to her extraordinary diversity of forms, material, and scale, allowing her to express a range of emotional states. 

Conceived by Cloé Perrone and curated with Geraldine Leardi and Philip Larratt-Smith, the exhibition, produced in collaboration with The Easton Foundation and the Academy of France – Villa Medici, focuses on Bourgeois’ great contribution to sculpture and the deep connection between her artistic practice and the Galleria Borghese. 

The project is the latest art exhibit supported by Fendi in the city, which has seen the famous luxury house commit itself to the arts and culture scene in Rome, for nearly 100 years. 

The exhibit will run until September 2024.