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Photo © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2018

Opening

Giacometti Institute

Opening June 22, 2018
Montparnasse, Paris
www.institut-giacometti.fr

The Giacometti Foundation, Paris, is pleased to announce the opening of the Giacometti Institute, a new permanent space dedicated to exhibitions on the artist, and to art historical research and pedagogy. The institute aims to provide new perspectives on Giacometti’s work and the creative period in which it emerged. It will also include a re-creation of the artist’s studio as the artist left it on his death, in 1966.

Photo © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2018

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TateShots
Alberto Giacometti

In this episode of weekly web series TateShots, Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern, London, highlights three key works by Alberto Giacometti shown in the 2017 Tate Modern retrospective Giacometti.

Museum Exhibitions

Alberto Giacometti in his studio, Paris, 1959. Artwork © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP 2020). Photo: Ernst Scheidegger

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L’homme qui marche
Une icône de l’art du XXè siècle

Through November 29, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to The Walking Man: An Icon of 20th Century Art, explores Alberto Giacometti’s most famous work, the Walking Man. The show brings together for the first time the various life-size models, as well as most of the sculpted and drawn variations, of the famous artwork. Accompanied by numerous unpublished documents and drawings, it traces the genealogy of the motif, from the Walking Woman of Giacometti’s Surrealist period to the icons created between 1959 and 1960.

Alberto Giacometti in his studio, Paris, 1959. Artwork © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP 2020). Photo: Ernst Scheidegger

Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme de profil (Femme écrivant), 1932, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel © Succession Picasso/2020, ProLitteris, Zurich

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Stilles Sehen
Bilder der Ruhe

Through November 29, 2020
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Silent Vision: Images of Calm and Quiet, features works of modern and contemporary art that deal with the subject of tranquility. Each room is dedicated to a specific aspect of calmness, inviting visitors to see and contemplate, as it were, stillness. Work by Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol is included.

Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme de profil (Femme écrivant), 1932, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel © Succession Picasso/2020, ProLitteris, Zurich

Alberto Giacometti, Projet pour une sculpture, c. 1926 © 2020 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

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Alberto Giacometti
À la recherche des oeuvres disparues

February 25–June 21, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to In Search of Lost Works, presents the outcome of an investigation into forgotten, lost, or destroyed sculptures by Alberto Giacometti. Reconstructed with the assistance of sketches, notebooks, and archival photographs from the Fondation Giacometti’s archive, lost works from 1920 to 1935 are exhibited alongside well-known works from the same period.

Alberto Giacometti, Projet pour une sculpture, c. 1926 © 2020 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

Alberto Giacometti, Boule suspendue, 1930–31, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © 2020 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

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Cruels Objets du Désir
Giacometti/Sade

November 21, 2019–February 16, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to Cruel Objects of Desire, explores the influence of the Marquis de Sade’s writings on the work and texts of Alberto Giacometti. It includes many of the Surrealist works Giacometti created between 1929 and 1934, photographs of missing works, and unpublished drawings.

Alberto Giacometti, Boule suspendue, 1930–31, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © 2020 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

Installation view, Histoire de corps: Le nu dans l’oeuvre d’Alberto Giacometti, Institut Giacometti, Paris, June 22–November 6, 2019. Artwork © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP Paris) 2019

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Histoire de corps
Le nu dans l’oeuvre d’Alberto Giacometti

June 22–November 6, 2019
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

This show, whose title translates to Narrating the Body: The Nude in the Work of Alberto Giacometti, explores the artist’s representation of the human body, which he considered to be the raison d’être for the artistic gesture. This exhibition focuses on figures of the female nude in his work.

Installation view, Histoire de corps: Le nu dans l’oeuvre d’Alberto Giacometti, Institut Giacometti, Paris, June 22–November 6, 2019. Artwork © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP Paris) 2019

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice

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Préhistoire, une énigme moderne

May 8–September 16, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

This exhibition examines the link between prehistory and modern and contemporary art. It reveals that some of the most important artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been haunted by the question, What is prehistory? Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Giuseppe Penone, and Pablo Picasso is included.

Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice

Alberto Giacometti, Simone de Beauvoir, 1946 © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP Paris) 2019

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Giacometti
D’après modèle

March 16–June 30, 2019
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France
musee-toulouse-lautrec.com

This exhibition features more than eighty works, realized between the artist’s arrival in Paris, in the 1920s, and the end of his career. The show includes thirty bronze and plaster sculptures, forty-four drawings, and twelve prints. The chronological and thematic unfolding illustrates the essential relationship between Alberto Giacometti’s drawings and his sculptures—the former, as the artist often reiterated, being an indispensable tool for understanding a subject and for aiding perception in general. The show includes Peter Lindbergh’s 2017 photographs of Giacometti’s work in the Fondation Giacometti collection in Paris.

Alberto Giacometti, Simone de Beauvoir, 1946 © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP Paris) 2019

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Alberto Giacometti
Une aventure moderne

March 13–June 11, 2019
Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France
www.musee-lam.fr

Alberto Giacometti’s slender and fragile sculptures capture men and women in moments of dynamism and stillness. In this exhibition, more than 150 works reveal the unparalleled journey of a mythical modern artist.

Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego d’après nature, Paris, 2017, 2017 © Peter Lindbergh and © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP) Paris 2018    

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Alberto Giacometti/Peter Lindbergh
Saisir l’invisible

January 22–March 24, 2019
Giacometti Institute, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

Peter Lindbergh was invited to photograph bronzes and plasters by Alberto Giacometti held at the Fondation Giacometti, Paris, in 2017. Lindbergh’s black-and-white photographs capture the anxiety behind the beauty that characterizes Giacometti and his perpetual search for authenticity and provide fresh perspectives, which allow for new discovery. The photographs are accompanied by unpublished drawings by Giacometti.

Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego d’après nature, Paris, 2017, 2017 © Peter Lindbergh and © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP) Paris 2018    

Alberto Giacometti, Homme qui marche I, 1960 © Succession Alberto Giacometti/VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018

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Alberto Giacometti
A Retrospective

October 19, 2018–February 24, 2019
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus

This comprehensive exhibition on Alberto Giacometti presents works from his Cubist and Surrealist periods through to the works he created in the 1940s and at the end of his life. The show includes an exceptional group of Femmes de Venise, last shown at the Venice Biennale in 1956. This show has traveled from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Alberto Giacometti, Homme qui marche I, 1960 © Succession Alberto Giacometti/VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018

Alberto Giacometti, La Forêt, 1950, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP, Paris 2019

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Alberto Giacometti

September 14, 2018–February 3, 2019
Musée Maillol Paris
www.museemaillol.com

Musée Maillol, in collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti, presents an overview of Alberto Giacometti’s oeuvre, complemented by works of important classical and modern sculptors from his time. The show includes more than fifty sculptures by Giacometti alongside twenty-five works by other artists such as Constantin Brancusi and Auguste Rodin.

Alberto Giacometti, La Forêt, 1950, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP, Paris 2019

Jenny Saville, Untitled (Stare Study III), 2005–06 © Jenny Saville

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Bacon, Freud, and the School of London Painters

October 9, 2018–January 13, 2019
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
mng.hu

In the decades following World War II, Bacon, Freud, and their British contemporaries engaged with subjects that felt immediate and intensely personal. This exhibition retraces their artistic developments via works, including paintings and drawings, spanning seven decades. Despite the sheer diversity of approaches and techniques that embodied their practices, the members of this group were constantly renewing their individual appraisals of the artist’s personal position in the world, focusing on individuals, locations, and narratives close and dear to them. The exhibition was initially produced under the title Bacon, Freud, and the London Painters by ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. Work by Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, Glenn Brown, Alberto Giacometti, and Jenny Saville is included.

Jenny Saville, Untitled (Stare Study III), 2005–06 © Jenny Saville

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