Moderna Museet’s latest exhibition Giacometti - Face to Face is the first large-scale presentation of Alberto Giacometti’s work in Sweden in over twenty years.
From relatively early on Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) was counted among the major interpreters of the post-war era and today his fragile and pared-down figures are associated with the image of a broken humanity. The notion of Giacometti as an artist who lived an isolated life, uninterested in his times, has been cultivated over the years, following the pattern of the artist genius.
Giacometti’s daily life, however, was naturally different and his work was influenced by the ideas that were circulating in Paris, a city that before the war had been a hub for artists and intellectuals from all over the world. There were three friendships in particular – with the writers Georges Bataille, Jean Genet and Samuel Beckett – that came to have a great impact on Alberto Giacometti.
Through the exhibition, curators Jo Widoff from Moderna Museet, and Christian Alandete from Fondation Giacometti, Paris, set out to trace their shared motives and how their dialogues, and the discourses that formed them, left their mark on Giacometti’s work.
Giacometti – Face to Face encompasses over 110 sculptures, paintings and drawings and is on view until 17 January, 2021. The exhibition is organised in close collaboration with Fondation Giacometti in Paris, which has enabled the loan of more than a hundred objects, including several key works and is sponsored with 100 metres of Kvadrat’s upholstery textile, Divina MD.
10 October 2020 – 17 January 2021
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday – Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM