The world’s first museum dedicated to the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, which opens to the public on 21 June, will provide a permanent home for the significant holdings of the Giacometti Foundation, including nearly 350 sculptures, 90 paintings, more than 2000 drawings and a large collection of etchings from the artist’s estate. The new space will be dedicated to exhibitions, art-historical research and teaching, while also featuring a permanent reconstruction of Giacometti’s famous Montparnasse studio. Here, a number of fragile artworks in plaster and clay will be displayed – many of which have never been shown to the public – along with furniture and murals. For its inaugural exhibition, the Institute explores the friendship of Giacometti with the poet Jean Genet, and looks at the artist’s oeuvre through the lens of Genet’s seminal essay, ‘The Studio of Alberto Giacometti’ (1957). Find out more on the Giacometti Institute’s website.
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