RESTORATION OF THE CAGE (MUSÉE DE GRENOBLE COLLECTION) BY THE FOUNDATION
Funded by the Foundation, the above documentary film follows the transformative process undergone by the Foundation's team in restoring the Musée de Grenoble's postwar Giacometti work The Cage.
Acquired by the museum in 1952, The Cage is a painted bronze sculpture created by Giacometti in 1950, and depicting two sculptures, a bust of a man on base and a figurine. Placed on a stand which isolates them from the ground, the two items are encompassed in a "cage", an area defined by a few strokes drawing a virtual space around them, while forming both a volume frame and a theater set.
Conducted specifically in view of the exhibition, the restoration of this rare and exceptional painted bronze, was fully funded and supervised by the Foundation.
The experience of the Foundation in restoring all types of works by Alberto Giacometti was acquired through an extensive conservation-restoration campaign, carried out since 2004 on over 1,000 works from the Foundation's collections (including sculptures in clay, plaster and bronze, prints and drawings, paintings), as well as on works belonging to third parties.
Alberto Giacometti. La Cage, 1950
Histoire d'une restauration
A film created by Véronique Wiesinger
Duration : 26 minutes
Filmmaking : Armand Morin
Production : Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, 2013