In conjunction with the Fondation Giacometti, the Musée de Grenoble will have an exhibition dedicated to the works of Alberto Giacometti from 9 March to 9 June 2013.
Regarded as one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century, Alberto Giacometti, whose stubborn research into the representation of the human figure has found a very specific echo in the art of the past 30 years, is still a rare artist in French public collections. It is in fact the Musée de Grenoble that is credited with having been the first, in1953, to acquire a work by the sculptor titled The Cage (Woman and Head). This is an unusual key piece based on the juxtaposition within one and the same space—“The Cage”—of a standing female nude and a male bust, thus recapitulating many of the artist’s concerns. In particular, it raises the issues of spatial representation, the role of the pedestal, the figure’s relationship to space, and the relation of the figures to each other…
Around these themes, and thanks to a selection of sculptures, paintings and graphic works coming from the Fondation Giacometti as well as public and private collections, French and foreign alike, this show will propose a precise and didactic approach to the artist’s method, while focusing, through a rigorous spatial arrangement, on recapturing each work’s full share of mystery and its powers of fascination.