Your daily Because Culture section will support any most civil liberty awareness event that comes our way (patronising though many of them may seem). Today, marking International Women's Day, we are delighted that our fair city can celebrate and realise an exhibition of that bastion of womanhood, that master sculptor and icon of everlasting feminism: Louise Bourgeois. In a display of work installed at The Freud Museum, The Return of the Repressed takes a number of the artist's works and sites them in the London house of the originator of psychoanalysis, the Hampstead retreat of his escape from Nazi-era Europe.
Enjoying the delicious juxtaposition of the work of Bourgeois alongside the history of Freud (whose views of the female gender were clinical - at best), we are overjoyed that there is another show of the artist's work in the city. Too many artists these days are tarred with the brush of a presumed greatness, when actually there were only a small handful in the twentieth century who created work that can be defined as such. Bourgeois is one of these artists, a maker whose work contains a legacy in their very fabrication.
Maman, a series of works of gigantic spiders, bodies hovering upto thirty feet in the air, gets another public viewing here. This symbol of grace, delicateness and uncanny fear dominates proceedings (as it always does when exhibited within a Bourgeois display). Finding yourself comforted under the all-encompassing maternal embrace, a spawn among millions, Maman is a statement, a herald and an ideology made manifest. If you've not experienced it before, it's a work of true magnificence.
Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed is at The Freud Museum until 27 May.