new york’s carolina nitsch gallery will be inaugurating their new ‘project room’ in chelsea, with an installation by artist louise bourgeois. entitled ‘hours of the day’, the 2006 project is composed of 25 printed natural cotton cloth diptychs and a fabric book. each panel represents a different hour of the day, as the name suggests, while the book contains texts to accompany each hour. the 96-year old artist has been a longtime sufferer of insomnia and articulates her awareness of time passing through these works. the show will travel to a number of galleries after closing on february 2nd.

bourgeois was born in paris on december 25, 1911. she took advanced math at the sorbonne and later studied art at the école du louvre. she moved to new york in 1938, after marrying the american art historian, robert goldwater.

'hours of the day' by louise bourgeois

'hours of the day' by louise bourgeois