Cruels Objets du Désir
Through February 9, 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 It includes many of the Surrealist works Giacometti created between 1929 and 1934, photographs of missing works, and unpublished drawings.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 © 2019 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
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
In Tune with the World
April 11–August 27, 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
In Tune with the World aims to reflect on today’s questions about one’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie humans to their surrounding environment. The exhibition highlights the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects. Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Takashi Murakami is included.
Takashi Murakami, a.k.a Gero Tan: Noah’s Ark, 2016 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved
Art from the Tate Collection
March 24–June 24, 2018
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
Journeying through time, from the nineteenth century to the present, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. More than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition has most recently traveled from the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art.
Man Ray, Pisces, 1938 ©︎ Man RayTrust. Photo © Tate, London 2018
Derain, Balthus, Giacometti
Friendship among Artists
February 1–May 6, 2018
Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
The exhibition, with more than one hundred works, traces the artistic friendship of these three major artists, who met in 1933 and whose lives and works would intersect over the ensuing decades. Beyond sharing personal affinities, the three artists played with rules of representation, style, and technique. This exhibition has traveled from the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Alberto Giacometti, Aïka, 1959, Fondation Beyeler © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2017
Masterpieces from the Tate
August 11–December 25, 2017
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, South Korea
This traveling exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries.
Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932, Tate © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Tate, London 2017
Derain, Balthus, Giacometti
Une amitié artistique
June 2–October 29, 2017
Musée d’Art moderne, Paris
The exhibition, with nearly two hundred works, traces the artistic friendship of these three major artists, who met in 1933 and whose lives and works would intersect over the ensuing decades. Beyond their personal affinities, the three artists played with rules of representation, style, and technique.
Balthus, The Street, 1933, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Giacometti, L’oeuvre ultime
June 23–October 15, 2017
Galerie Lympia, Nice, France
The Giacometti Foundation presents the first exhibition dedicated to works by Alberto Giacometti in Nice. Bringing together fifty major artworks from the artist’s final years (1960–65), this show allows one to measure the importance of this intense and relatively unknown period.
Alberto Giacometti, Buste d’homme vers, 1962, Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP) Paris 2017
May 10–September 10, 2017
Tate Modern, London
Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s exhibition brings together more than 250 works. It includes rarely seen plasters and drawings that have never been exhibited before and showcases the full evolution of Giacometti’s career across five decades.
Alberto Giacometti, Spoon Woman, 1927, Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP) Paris 2017
L’exposition du centenaire
March 22–July 31, 2017
Grand Palais, Paris
This exhibition reveals Rodin’s creative universe, his relationship with his audience, and the way in which sculptors have appropriated his style. With over two hundred of Rodin’s works, this show also includes work by Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Thomas Houseago, Pablo Picasso, and more.
Georg Baselitz, Folk Thing Zero, 2009 © Georg Baselitz. Photo by Jochen Littkemann
The Body Laid Bare
Masterpieces from the Tate
March 18–July 16, 2017
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Journeying through time, from the classical, biblical, and literary subjects of the nineteenth century to the body politics of contemporary art, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition travels to the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in South Korea, opening August 11, 2017.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #97, 1982, Tate © Cindy Sherman. Photo © Tate, London 2017
À pied d’oeuvre(s)
March 31–July 9, 2017
Monnaie de Paris
À pied d’oeuvre(s) examines the history of sculpture through three crucial moments. In 1917, Marcel Duchamp placed a coatrack on the ground and named it Trébuchet (Trap); in 1939, Alberto Giacometti showed a sculpture of a body of an injured woman lying on the floor; in 1960, Yves Klein removed one of his paintings from a wall and covered the space in gesso. These three masterpieces, rarely seen together, initiate a floor-level tour of the Centre Pompidou’s collections and synthesize three key moments from the history of twentieth-century sculpture: in doing so, they embody the exhibition’s aim. Work by Man Ray, Richard Serra, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Alberto Giacometti, Femme égorgée, 1932/40, Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris)
The Beginning of Everything
Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections
February 24–June 18, 2017
The Menil Collection, Houston
In anticipation of the October 2017 opening of the Menil Drawing Institute, the museum is exhibiting a selection of drawings spanning the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. The show highlights promised gifts from the collections of Janie C. Lee and Louisa Stude Sarofim, as well as works from David Whitney’s 2005 bequest, which include those by Balthus, Georg Baselitz, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread.
Brice Marden, Untitled, 1988–91 © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York