Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure
The exhibition "Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure" gathers an ensemble of masterpieces focusing on Giacometti’s major achievements and creations of the post-war years (1945-1966). Combining all media—sculptures, paintings, and drawings—the show of 60 works examines a central, animating aspect of Giacometti’s oeuvre: his extraordinary, singular concern for the human figure. The exploration of an elemental body, its placement in space, and its relationship with the plinth are among the issues Giacometti confronted in trying to solve essential questions for 20th-century sculpture in his continuous struggle with matter: they are key issues of the show.
Co-organized by the Fondation Giacometti in Paris and the Cleveland Museum of the Art, the exhibition draws up the deep resources of the artist’s person collection and will also be presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Seattle Art Museum; and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.
Curators: Emilie Bouvard, Director of Collections and Scientific Programme, Fondation Giacometti; William Robinson, senior curator, Cleveland Museum of Art.