FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AFRICA:
APRIL, 20TH - SEPT., 4TH
Following the success of its first retrospective in China, the Fondation Giacometti is pleased to present a new exhibition in Rabat, Morrocco, organised with the Fondation Nationale des Musées. A premiere on the african continent.
The Musée Mohammed VI shows more than 100 artworks, displayed on a simultaneously thematical and chronological trail that traces the 50 years career of Alberto Giacometti.
Featuring 46 sculptures, 19 paintings, 30 drawings, decorative arts, and a rich photographic documentation the exhibition unfolds in three sections:
- The earliest works, from his beginning in his father's studio to the surrealist experience;
- The return to figuration, and the issues related to representation;
- The key question of the figure in space.
When Giacometti meets arts from Africa...
The show also focuses on an unprecedented theme: the major influence of African art and ancient egyptian art on Giacometti's work.
>From the reading of Carl Einstein to the fascination produced by the Trocadero Museum's collection, the African aesthetics made a deep impression on Giacometti, conforted in that taste by the avant-garde. From his first modern pieces to his copies of Egyptian arts, the exhibition reveals an attraction that lasted all his carreer.
On the occasion of the exhibition, a catalogue edited by Catherine Grenier including specific contributions by Hélène Joubert, from Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, Morrocan award-winning writers Tahar Ben Jelloun and Abdellah Taïa, and Serena Bucalo-Mussely.
Giacometti. A retrospective.
Musée Mohammed VI, Rabat
Curated by Catherine Grenier and Serena Bucalo-Mussely
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