Alberto Giacometti
From Egyptian sculptures: Heads of Amenophis IV
Circa 1920, Pencil on paper, 29.9 x 38.4 cm
Fondation Giacometti

From 22 Jun To 10 Oct 2021
There are 23 day(s) left

Giacometti and Ancient Egypt

At the Giacometti Institute
Paris, France
At the Institute

The Giacometti Institute presents from June 21st to October 10th, 2021, a new exhibition on the relationship of Alberto Giacometti to Egyptian art, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum. The exhibition will feature a thematic tour that brings together emblematic works by Giacometti and exceptional loans of works from the Louvre.

Thierry Pautot, Conservation Officer, Head of Archives and Research Fondation Giacometti
Romain Perrin, Conservation Officer, Fondation Giacometti
Marc Etienne, Chief Curator, Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre

Exhibition poster

Alberto Giacometti has always been fascinated by the works of ancient Egypt, which he drew throughout his career. This inspiration from Egyptian art is regularly present, moreover, in sculpture and painting, both as a repertoire of forms and as an essential component of his aesthetic conception.

The Giacometti Institute, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, invites us to extend and deepen this relationship between the sculptor and Egyptian art. Based on original research into the sources used by the artist, the exhibition offers a thematic journey made up of dialogues between emblematic works by Giacometti and Egyptian figures, notably that of the scribe, the art of the Amarnian period and the portraits of the Fayum.

By confronting sculptures, paintings and numerous previously unpublished drawings with a selection of works from the collections of the Louvre, this exhibition offers a fresh look at Giacometti's art through the prism of ancient Egypt, a source of modern art that has yet to be explored.


03 Jul 2021

Nuit européenne des musées


Visite gratuite de l'exposition  « Giacometti et l'Egypte antique » , en nocturne de 18h à 23h.

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From 05 To 10 Oct 2021

Farrah El Dibany à l'Institut Giacometti

La mezzo soprano égyptienne Farrah El Dibany de l'Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris sera l’invitée exceptionnelle de l’Institut Giacometti. Au cœur de l’exposition, elle proposera un récital original associant des airs d'opéra à ceux des grandes divas du monde arabe.

Diffusé en live sur les réseaux sociaux de la Fondation 

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