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.
Histoire de corps
Le nu dans l’oeuvre d’Alberto Giacometti
Through 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
September 14, 2018–February 3, 2019
Musée Maillol Paris
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
Bacon, Freud, and the School of London Painters
October 9, 2018–January 13, 2019
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
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.
Michael Andrews, A Man Who Suddenly Fell Over, 1952, Tate © The Estate of Michael Andrews
Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile
October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019
GAMeC—Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy
Black Hole: Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile is the first exhibition in an ambitious three-year research program dedicated to the theme of matter. Activating a dialogue with the history of scientific and technological discoveries, and investigating the development of aesthetics theories, Black Hole showcases the work of artists who have explored the material element’s most intrinsic significance, where the actual concept of matter shatters to open up a more profound idea of matter as an original element, as the primordial substance that constitutes everything. Work by Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, and Piero Manzoni is included.
Installation view, Black Hole: Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile, GAMeC—Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy, October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019. Artwork, left to right: Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini-Collezione Burri, Città di Castello © 2018 SIAE; © Piero Manzoni/2018 SIAE. Photo: Antonio Maniscalco
Rui Chafes et Alberto Giacometti
Gris, vide, cris
October 3–December 16, 2018
Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris
This exhibition developed as an exploration of the common lexicon of artists, timelessness, dematerialization, and emptiness. Fifteen works by Alberto Giacometti are presented alongside works by Rui Chafes that were commissioned specifically for this project.
Installation view, Rui Chafes et Alberto Giacometti: Gris, vide, cris, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, October 3–December 16, 2018. Artwork, left to right: © Succession Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP, Paris 2018; © Rui Chafes. Photo: Sandra Rocha
June 8–September 12, 2018
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
This comprehensive exhibition will feature more than 175 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by Alberto Giacometti in the first major museum presentation of the artist’s work in the United States in fifteen years. The show will examine anew this preeminent modernist who may be best known for his distinctive figurative sculptures
that emerged after the trauma and anguish of World War II. His paintings and drawings reflect his incessant investigations of the human body in sculpture, as he strove to capture the essence of humanity.
Alberto Giacometti, Caroline avec une robe rouge (Caroline in a Red Dress), c. 1964–65, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © 2018 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York
April 29–September 2, 2018
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon were friends and rivals, and this exhibition explores their relationship. Although their respective artistic oeuvres differ greatly at first glance and appear autonomous, the exhibition reveals commonalities and amazing parallels between them.
Installation view, Bacon Giacometti, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, April 29–September 2, 2018. Artwork by Francis Bacon © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved/2018, ProLitteris, Zurich. Artwork by Alberto Giacometti © Succession Alberto Giacometti/2018, ProLitteris, Zurich. Photo: Mark Niedermann