The experience of De Bruyckere’s work is not unlike confronting monumental works of Minimalism, such as Richard Serra’s leaning or torqued sculptures, which create a sense of unease and endangerment within the gallery space.
Berlinde De Bruyckere’s work is often unsettling.
Among France’s postwar female sculptors, Germaine Richier, and her haunting figuration, is today perhaps the most under-appreciated. This has now been partially corrected thanks to the efforts of Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin, two galleries that have joined forces to present a wide-ranging exhibition of the artist’s work.
AVIGNON, France — The exhibition Les Papesses, curated by Collection Lambert Director Éric Mézil, anoints five female popes — popesses, if you will — of modern and contemporary art: Camille Claudel, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, and Berlinde de Bruyckere. And it does a fantastic job of turning visitors into believers.