Giacometti - For the first time in Africa
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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.
Must read! The art magazine "Dyptik" dedicated an issue to the retrospective.
A successful opening!
Giacometti. A retrospective.
Musée Mohammed VI, Rabat

Curated by Catherine Grenier and Serena Bucalo-Mussely
Copyright © 2016 Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, All rights reserved.

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