Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern, May 10 – September 10, 2017

“Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) for 20 years. Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the 20th century. Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition will bring together over 250 works. It will include rarely seen plasters and drawings which have never been exhibited before and will showcase the full evolution of Giacometti’s career across five decades, from early works such as Head of a Woman [Flora Mayo] 1926 to iconic bronze sculptures such as Walking Man I 1960.” — Tate Modern

“I am very interested in art but I am instinctively more interested in truth […] The more I work, the more I see differently.” — Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti. Head of Woman [Flora Mayo], 1926. Painted plaster, 31.2 x 23.2 x 8.4 cm. Collection Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017

Alberto Giacometti. Woman with her Throat Cut, 1932. Bronze (cast 1949) 22 x 75 x 58 cm. National Galleries of Scotland © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017

Alberto Giacometti. Man Pointing, 1947. Bronze, 178 x 95 x 52 cm. Tate, Purchased 1949 © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017

Alberto Giacometti. Woman of Venice V, 1956. Painted plaster, 113.5 x 14.5 x 31.8 cm. Collection Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017

Alberto Giacometti and his sculptures at the Venice Biennale, 1956. Archives of the Giacometti Foundation

Alberto Giacometti is curated by Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern and Catherine Grenier, Director, Chief Curator, Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris with Lena Fritsch, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern assisted by Mathilde Lecuyer, Associate Curator, Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti. The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern and Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris.

Images courtesy Tate Modern.