Alberto Giacometti

Born in 1901 in Borgonovo (Switzerland), ALBERTO GIACOMETTI moved to Paris (France) in 1922, where he mainly lived and worked. He died in 1966 in Chur (Switzerland). Kamel Mennour first organized a duo show of Daniel Buren and Alberto Giacometti in 2010.

Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. Philosophical questions about the human condition, as well as existential and phenomenological debates played a significant role in his work. Around 1935 he gave up on his Surrealistic influences in order to pursue a more deepened analysis of figurative compositions. After the war, Giacometti created his most famous sculptures: his extremely tall and slender figurines. These sculptures were subject to his individual viewing experience—between an imaginary yet real, a tangible yet inaccessible space.


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