Douglas Gordon and
The exhibition Douglas Gordon: The Morning After was scheduled to open at the Giacometti Institute in Paris on April 24, 2020, placing original works by Gordon side by side with those of Alberto Giacometti. Unfortunately, owing to the covid-19 crisis, the exhibition had to be delayed for a year. As a result, the institution has invited Douglas Gordon to collaborate on several activities from April 2020 through April 2021. This unprecedented partnership, the institute’s first with a contemporary artist, will variously take the form of impromptu interventions, disseminations, exchanges, and meetings on the foundation’s website and in the spaces of the institute and its partners.
Douglas Gordon’s hand alongside a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti at Institut Giacometti, Paris. Artwork © Succession Giacometti. Photo: Thomas Gangnet
Opening June 22, 2018
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
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.
Ansikte mot ansikte
Through May 30, 2021
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Alberto Giacometti forged a singular path within European modernism, restlessly seeking a new language for sculpture as a “double of reality.” Produced in close collaboration with Fondation Giacometti, Paris, this exhibition, whose title translates to Giacometti: Face to Face, is the first large-scale retrospective of the artist’s work in Sweden in more than twenty years. The exhibition traces the evolution of Giacometti’s work from post-Cubism through Surrealism to postwar realism.
Installation view, Giacometti: Ansikte mot ansikte, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, October 10, 2020–May 30, 2021. Artwork © Succession Alberto Giacometti (ADAGP + Fondation Giacometti), 2021. Photo: Åsa Lundén
Drawing at Midcentury
Through June 5, 2021
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Bringing together approximately eighty works on paper from the museum’s collection, Degree Zero illuminates how artists used drawing to forge a new visual language in the aftermath of World War II. Modest, immediate, and direct, drawing was the ideal medium for this period of renewal. The exhibition looks across movements, geographies, and generations to highlight connections between artists who shared common materials and ideas between 1948 and 1961. Work by Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacometti, and Cy Twombly is included.
Jay DeFeo, Untitled (Florence), 1952, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
L’homme qui marche
Une icône de l’art du XXè siècle
July 4–November 29, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
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.
Installation view, L’homme qui marche: Une icône de l’art du XXè siècle, Institut Giacometti, Paris, July 4–November 29, 2020 © Succession Alberto Giacometti
Bilder der Ruhe
February 12–November 15, 2020
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
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, Roy Lichtenstein, 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
À la recherche des oeuvres disparues
February 25–June 21, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
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)
Cruels Objets du Désir
November 21, 2019–February 16, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
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)
Histoire de corps
Le nu dans l’oeuvre d’Alberto Giacometti
June 22–November 6, 2019
Institut Giacometti, Paris
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
Préhistoire, une énigme moderne
May 8–September 16, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
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
March 16–June 30, 2019
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France
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
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
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.
Alberto Giacometti/Peter Lindbergh
January 22–March 24, 2019
Giacometti Institute, Paris
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
October 19, 2018–February 24, 2019
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
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