Alberto Giacometti. A Retrospective
Dates: from October 19, 2018 to February 24, 2019
Curators: Catherine Grenier, Fondation Giacometti, Paris and Petra Joos, #guggenheimmuseumbilbao. Associate curator: Mathilde Lecuyer-Maillé
Exhibition organized by the #guggenheimmuseumbilbao in collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti, Paris
“Seeing, understanding the world, feeling it intensely and expanding our capacity for exploration to the maximum.” #albertogiacometti.
Giacometti’s creative drive spanned from his youthful works from the 1920’s, through his post-Cubist and Surrealist periods, until his return to figuration in 1935, which would become a mainstay in his artistic output until the end of his life.
The Swiss artist believed that the eye was only sharpened by reduction, a premise which became a hallmark of his oeuvre.
The exhibition will enable visitors to see all eight plaster sculptures from the exceptional set entitled Women of Venice (Femmes de Venise), a set created for the 1956 Venice Biennale.
The #guggenheimmuseumbilbao presents Alberto Giacometti. A Retrospective, an exhaustive exhibition of more than 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by #albertogiacometti (1901–1966), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, throughout 40 years of his artistic output. The show offers a unique perspective on the artist’s oeuvre, with a particular focus on the extraordinary collection of art and archival materials conserved by the Fondation Giacometti in Paris, which was assembled by the artist’s widow, Annette. Alberto Giacometti. A Retrospective is organized by the #guggenheimmuseumbilbao in conjunction with the Fondation Giacometti of Paris. Sponsor: Iberdrola.
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