The great summer exhibition!
The Fondation Giacometti is joining forces with the Grimaldi Forum to present for the first time in Monaco, an exceptional retrospective of the work of the sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, the most important retrospective held in recent years and one organised by the curatorial office of Émilie Bouvard, the Fondation’s scientific and collections director.
This voyage into the creative works of Alberto Giacometti takes place in an atmosphere of wonder, the wonder of Giacometti in the face of “marvellous” reality, as he often put it. He endeavoured to represent, without hierarchy, what he saw around him: loved ones, objects from his studio, everyday things, landscapes from his Swiss childhood or the suburbs of Paris. The scenography of the exhibition, the richness of the works presented, amazes in turn the viewer who is placed at the heart of the artist’s intimacy. The exhibition route devotes a significant part to all periods, to all media, sculpture (plaster, bronze), painting, drawing and print that make up Giacometti’s work. It allows a complete view of his creative output, from early works to his surrealist period, from the return to figuration to his post-model work, and to the invention of the great icons of the post-war period. Bringing together nearly 230 works accompanied by photographs, the exhibition is punctuated with masterpieces and offers the visitor the opportunity to make wonderful discoveries based around 14 original sequences. The route revivifies in particular the atmosphere of the studio by revealing the detours and questions that mark the creative process of Alberto Giacometti. The themes favoured by the artist – the representation of the human head, of the face, of the female body – particularly stands out, but we also discover his relationship to loneliness, to melancholy and to his hard work with his models: his wife Annette, his brother Diego and his close friends. The visitor thus encounters another Giacometti, one who experiments with the limits of sculpture, and the formidable painter who, as well as portraits, also worked with the genres of landscapes and still life.
Practical informations :
DATES: 3 July - 29 August 2021
OPENING TIMES: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
NIGHT VISITS: Tuesdays and Thursdays till 10 p.m.
LOCATION: Espace Ravel of GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO 10, avenue Princesse Grace - 98000 Monaco
ACCESSIBILITY: The exhibition is accessible to disabled people and people with reduced mobility.
The temperature in the exhibition having to be maitained at 21° C to preserve the pieces of art, do not forget your little cardigan ! (for sanitary reasons, we could not organize this year the lending of plaids as we usually do )
Full price: €11 (FREE for visitors under 18)
Reduced price: €9, for:
Groups (+ 10 people)
Students (– 25, on presentation of a student card)
Seniors (+ 65)
ACCESS TO THE GRIMALDI FORUM BY TRAIN:
REDUCED PRICE FOR ALL VISITORS IN POSSESSION OF A SNCF TER SUD TICKET OF THE SAME DAY
TWO TICKET OFFER (ONLY AT THE GRIMALDI FORUM TICKET OFFICE)
• “Alberto Giacometti, a retrospective. Marvellous reality” exhibition and the exhibition “Jewelry by artists from Picasso to Koons - the Diane Venet Collection”, valid from 11 July to 29 August 2021, for €13.
• Special offer “Giacometti summer” on the Côte d’Azur by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco (“Alberto Giacometti, a retrospective. Marvellous reality”) and the Fondation Maeght (“The Giacomettis, a creative family):
1 full price ticket for one exhibition = 1 reduced ticket for the second exhibition (€11 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco then €11 at the Fondation Maeght instead of €16 / Or €16 at the Fondation Maeght then 8€ at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco instead of €11).
NEW AND FREE: To complement the exhibition, Grimaldi Forum places at the visitor’s disposal a digital device of 15 works with commentaries in French, English, Italian and subtitled by the exhibition curator, with direct access on your mobile phone.
TICKET OFFICE GRIMALDI FORUM MONACO:
Tel. +377 99 99 3000
Outlet at FNAC
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE :
Format: 21x32cm, bilingual French-English edition
Price: €35 - Publication date: June 2021. Co-edited with Skira.
FONDATION GIACOMETTI WEBSITE: https://www.fondation-giacometti.fr/en