• Giacometti at Tate Modern in London

    Tate Modern, London
    From 10 May to 10 September 2017

    This summer, the Foundation and the Tate modern presents the first UK’s first major retrospective for 20 years. The exhibition gathers more than 250 works, mostly from the Foundation’s collection, completed by several exceptional loans.
    The exhibition also reunites some works specially restored for the occasion that have not been seen for 60 years: the Leoni Woman, and the Women of Venice.

  • Picasso-Giacometti at Fire Station in Doha

    Fire Station, Doha
    From 22 February to 21 May 2017

    With a record attendance in Paris, the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition travels to Doha, bringing together for the first time in the Middle-East the two artists. It is also the first modern art exhibition at the Fire Station, a new place dedicated to modern and contemporary artistic practices. In result of extensive research work, the show highlights the relation between two of the greatest artists of the XXth century, gathering more than 120 works.

  • Picasso-Giacometti at Musée Picasso

    Musée Picasso, Paris
    From October 4th 2016 to February 5th 2017

    An important work of research, brought together from the collection of archives of the Musée Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti, exposes never-seen-before documents about the unknown relationship between the two artists.
    The exhibition is organized in eight sections, both chronological and thematical : from earlier works to mature pieces, it shows the connections between their artworks, the influence of non-Western arts or of the surrealist movement to the return of post war realism.

  • Alberto Giacometti. Retrospective à Rabat

    Musée Mohammed VI, Rabat
    From April 20 to September 4, 2016

    A hundred works along with a rich documentation help capture the many aspects of Giacometti’s work. The exhibition unfolds chronologically and thematically in three sections: pre-surrealist and surrealist works, return to life study and issues related to human representation, and the question of the positioning of the figure in space. A unique thematic section will highlight the major influence of Giacometti’s encounter with the arts of Africa.

  • Alberto Giacometti retrospective at Yuz Museum

    Yuz Museum, Shanghai
    From March 22 to July 31 2016

    This retrospective presents 250 artworks covering the entire career of the artist. Particular tributes are paid to his friend, photographer Ernst Scheidegger, and to Giacometti’s collaboration with Samuel Beckett for Waiting for Godot, featuring Gerard Byrne's reconstitution of the prop tree Giacometti created then. As part of this interest in Giacometti's artistic legacy, 50 chinese artists were invited to comment on Giacometti's influence on their own practice, in #50waysofGiacometti.

  • Alberto Giacometti at Pera Müzesi

    Pera Müzesi, Istanbul
    From 11 February to 26 April 2015

    The foundation presents the first exhibition in Turkey dedicated to Alberto Giacometti. From the youth period under the influence of his father, the renown post-impressionist painter Giovanni Giacometti, to the very last works remaining at Alberto Giacometti's Studio after his death, the exhibition offers a chronological and thematic itinerary covering the two definitive periods of Alberto Giacometti’s life –before and after the Second World War.

  • Giacometti. El hombre que mira

    Fundación Canal, Madrid
    From 31 January to 3 May 2015

    Dedicated to Giacometti's obsession for the human figure, this exhibition encompasses some ninety-three works on paper from the Foundation's rich Graphic Cabinet and a selection of sculptures, spanning the period from the 1925s to the mid 1960s. As a thematic exhibition rather that a classic retrospective, it focuses more specifically on Giacometti's researches on the human head and the gaze as the essence of life, offering a renewed approach to the master’s work.

  • At a step away from time. Giacometti and the archaic.

    Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy
    From 24 October 2014 to 25 January 2015

    The exhibition presents some seventy works that will reveal to the public the fascination that the statues of ancient times held in the eyes of Alberto Giacometti famous for his walking figures and his motionless and silent women, like idols of the past.

  • Alberto Giacometti. Modernist Pioneer

    Leopold Museum, Vienna
    From 17 October 2014 to 26 January 2015

    The Foundation lends one of its major work, Tall Woman I for the exhibition « Alberto Giacometti, Modernist Pionneer » curated by Franz Smola and Philippe Büttner (Collection Curator at Kunsthaus Zürich). Focusing on Giacometti as a modernist pioneer, the exhibition juxtaposes Giacometti artworks with works by masters of International Modernism, including Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly.

  • Photo: Fabrizio Stipari / 24 OreCulture

    Alberto Giacometti

    Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan
    From 8 October 2014 to 1 February 2015

    The Foundation is presenting, in collaboration with 24 OreCultura at Galleria d'Arte Moderna Milano, the first exhibition of its collection in Italy curated by Catherine Grenier, chief curator and director of the Foundation. This exhibition relates the career of Alberto Giacometti from its early works in Switzerland to the late ones in Paris.
    Photo: Fabrizio Stipari / 24 OreCultura

  • Mike Nelson selects from the V-A-C Collection

    Whitechapel Gallery, London
    From 9 september to 30 november 2014


    The Whitechapel Gallery launches the first exhibition of works from the V-A-C Collection Moscow in UK with a selection of artworks including Giacometti's by renowned British artist Mike Nelson.

  • El Greco & Modern Painting

    Museo National del Prado, Madrid
    From 24 june to 5 october 2014



    The Fondation lends two drawings by Giacometti after El Greco’s Lady in a Fur Wrap. From his youth to later works, Giacometti never stopped copying from books after Masters artists among them El Greco.

  • Simple Shapes

    Centre Pompidou-Metz

    From 13 June to 5 November 2014

    The Fondation lends two artworks from its collection, including The Disagreeable Object for this exhibition. The curator, Jean de Loisy, brings to the fore our fascination with simple shapes, from prehistoric to contemporary. It also reveals how these shapes were decisive in the emergence of the Modern age.

  • Exhibition view
Alberto Giacometti, La Main, 1947, Bronze et socle bois, 55 x 72 x 22 cm
© Giovanni De Angelis

    La scultura

    Gallery Borghese, Rome
    From 4 February to 25 May 2014

    Anna Coliva, Gallery Borghese director and Dr. Christian Klemm, specialist of Alberto Giacometti's œuvre, bring together forty sculptures created by the artist to dialogue with the Gallery's masterpieces. This exhibition offers a large panorama of the representation of the human figure, completing the rich collection of the gallery covering from Antiquity to the 19th Century. Fondation Giacometti lends a work from its collection [Bust of man (Lotar II)].

  • Surrealism and the Object

    Centre Pompidou, Paris
    From 30 Octobre 2013 to 3 March 2014

    The Fondation lends two majors artworks from its collection, the Walking Woman and The Disagreeable Object, for the exhibition « Surrealism and the Object » (curated by Didier Ottinger). An entire room is dedicated to surrealistics objects Alberto Giacometti created, featuring one of the most famous: The Suspended Ball.
    > VIDEO: Valérie Fletcher insists on how important this « surrealistics objects » are in Giacometti’s oeuvre.

  • To capture image in duration. Time within the representational space.

    Palais de Tokyo, Paris
    11, 12, 13 December 2013 at 7pm

    The Fondation is celebrating his 10th anniversary in partnership with Paris I-Sorbonne university research Art&Flux and Palais de Tokyo with a series of events at the core of Giacometti's practice : How to represent time as space ? Two lectures by artist Emmanuel Saulnier and philosopher Ioulia Podoroga followed by a performance by Yann Toma.
    > Find out more

  • Giacometti’s writtings on stage

    Mouffetard- Théâtre des arts de la marionnette
    4 and 5 November 2013

    The Foundation supports the Mouffetard- Théâtre des arts de la marionnette as part of its programming of the puppet’s show « Hôtel de Rive » by Figuren Theater Tübingen / Bagages de sable / Theater stadelhofen to open their inaugural saison.
    This theatrical surrealistic poem is based on the texts the sculptor wrote during the World War 2 while staying at Hôtel de Rive in Geneva.

  • Jacques comité [Giacometti]: A meeting space by Michael Riedel

    Palais de Tokyo, Paris
    From july 11, 2013

    The Foundation supports Michael Riedel’s installation at Palais de Tokyo on view from July 12th 2013. Based on scenographic elements scavenged from the dismantling of a recent Giacometti exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Riedel's project designs a space where people can meet up and talk in true Giacometti spirit : Giacometti's taste for debate and conversation was famous.

  • photo : FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa/2013

    L'Art en Guerre. France, 1938-1947: From Picasso to Dubuffet

    The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
    From 6 March to 8 September 2013

    For the second venue of the exhibition "Art at war" first shown at Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, the foundation renews the loan of an exceptional selection of small size sculptures, that the artist created after his return to Paris in september 1945. It includes, the portraits of the art patron Marie-Laure de Noailles, of the writer Simone de Beauvoir and of the French Resistance hero Colonel Rol-Tanguy.

  • Le Théorème de Nefertiti

    Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
    From 22 April to 8 September 2013

    After being shown at Mathaf in Doha, the exhibition curated Sam Bardaouil and Tim Fellerath is presented in Paris. Focused on Egypt, the exhibition presents works from pharaonic, coptic and islamic period to modern and contemporary times. Among them are two works by Giacometti lend by the Foundation.

  • Giacometti in Grenoble

    Musée de Grenoble, France
    From 9 March to 9 June 2013

    In collaboration with the Musée de Grenoble, the Foundation presents the exhibition Alberto Giacometti. Space, Head, Figure, until 9 June 2013. Through an exceptional series of sculptures, paintings and drawings, the exhibition explores in depth the genesis and evolution of Giacometti's investigation into the relationship between the head/bust, the standing figure and the surrounding space.

  • Alberto Giacometti. Drawings

    Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
    From 14 December 2012 to 16 February 2013

    The Fondation lends 6 drawings and 19 photographs from its collections for the exhibition Alberto Giacometti. Drawings presented in honor of Louis Clayeux by Galerie Claude Bernard in Paris. The exhibition brings together an outstanding ensemble of over 60 works dating from 1917 to 1963 (portraits, nudes, landscapes and still lifes). The exhibition catalog was realized in close collaboration with the Fondation.

  • Tea with Nefertiti

    Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
    From 17 novembre 2012 to 31 mars 2013

    Foundation lends two works to the Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, for exhibition Tea with Nefertiti. The exhibition presents 80 works organized along three thematic chapters ands examines the work of art under three points of view: that of the artist, the museum and that of the public.

  • Mythos Atelier

    Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
    From 27 October 2012 to 3 March 2013

    Foundation lends 26 works to the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany for the exhibition Mythos Atelier, including pieces of the famous murals from Giacometti's studio at 46 rue Hippolyte-Maindron, as taken down in 1972. The exhibition, which explores the myth of the artist's studio and its representation in modern art, brings together some 200 works and runs until March 3, 2013.

  • Art at War

    Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
    From 12 October 2012 to 17 February 2013

    The Foundation lends 18 works for the exhibition Art at War at MAMVP until 17 February 2013. This exceptional loan includes a series of sculpted portraits of small size, created ​​after the artist's return to Paris after the war in 1945, more than a year after the city was liberated : the art patron Marie-Laure de Noailles, the writer Simone de Beauvoir and the French Resistance hero Colonel Rol-Tanguy.

  • Giacometti in Buenos Aires

    Fundación Proa
    From 13 October to 8 January 2012

    The Foundation presents the first retrospective devoted to the work of Alberto Giacometti in South America. After six months in Brazil, were the show was a huge success with over 115,000 visitors in São Paulo (Pinacoteca do Estado) and over 100,000 visitors in Rio (MAM-Rio), the touring exhibition continues in Argentina. It is now on view at Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires since October.

  • Self-Portrait

    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek (Denmark)
    From 14 September 2012 to 13 January 2013

    Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti lends three drawn self-portraits by Alberto Giacometti to the Louisiana Museum of Humblebaek for the exhibition Self-Portrait, which focuses on self-portrait as genre throughout the 20th and 21st century, as shown by 150 works by 64 international artists from early modernism until today.

  • Memory and Presence

    Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte
    From 31 August 2012 to 8 February 2013

    The Foundation loaned over 60 works, including rarely seen plasters, for the Bechtler Museum exhibition. The exhibition captures Giacometti’s artistic maturation from youthful explorations to his greatest achievements. Presented are sculptures, paintings, prints, drawings and decorative objects revealing the aesthetic evolution, emotional power and existential qualities of Giacometti’s oeuvre.

  • A Disagreeable Object

    SculptureCenter, New York
    From 15 September to 26 November 2012

    SculptureCenter group exhibition A Disagreeable Object, which takes its title from Alberto Giacometti's surrealist sculpture Objet désagréable (1931) opens on September 15, 2012. The exhibition is curated by Ruba Katrib and explores themes of desire and repulsion, the familiar and the unfamiliar, through works by contemporary artists.

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