A key player in the Surrealist movement
An exhibition dedicated to sculptor Alberto Giacometti is to be held from 8 October 2014 until 1 February 2015 at the Gallerie d’Arte Moderna inb Milan.
Curated by Catherine Grenier, director of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation, the exhibit will display over 60 of the artist’s works.
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) was a Swiss-born sculptor whose tall, thin figures won him the main prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1962. Giacometti, son of an impressionist painter, participated in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s but later moved towards more figurative sculpture. In his sculptures, where the human figure is reduced to the most slender proportions, he tries to capture a sense of distance from his subject, and share it with the viewer; these figures would later be considered as a fitting representation of the human condition after the trauma of the second world war.
According to Wikipedia, “Giacometti was a key player in the Surrealist art movement, but his work resists easy categorization. Some describe it as formalist, others argue it is expressionist or otherwise having to do with what Deleuze calls "blocs of sensation" (as in Deleuze's analysis of Francis Bacon).”
Tue-Sun 9.00 to 13.00, 14.00 - 17.30. The gallery is closed on Mondays.