Alberto Giacometti Man Pointing 1947 Tate © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017
Free for Members Tate Modern Exhibition

Giacometti

10 May – 10 September 2017

Free entry for Members

Alberto Giacometti Man Pointing 1947 Tate © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017

Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti for 20 years

Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century. Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition brings together over 250 works. It includes rarely seen plasters and drawings which have never been exhibited before and showcases the full evolution of Giacometti’s career across five decades, from early works such as Head of a Woman [Flora Mayo] 1926 to iconic bronze sculptures such as Walking Man I 1960.

I am very interested in art but I am instinctively more interested in truth […] The more I work, the more I see differently
Alberto Giacometti 

Alberto Giacometti, 'Caroline' 1965
Alberto Giacometti
Caroline 1965
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© The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2017
Alberto Giacometti Surrealist Composition c. 1933 © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2017

Alberto Giacometti Surrealist Composition c. 1933 © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2017

Alberto Giacometti, 'Jean Genet' 1954 or 1955
Alberto Giacometti
Jean Genet 1954 or 1955
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© The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2017
Alberto Giacometti, 'Bust of Annette IV' 1962, cast 1965
Alberto Giacometti
Bust of Annette IV 1962, cast 1965
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© The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2017
Alberto Giacometti, 'Bust of Diego' 1955
Alberto Giacometti
Bust of Diego 1955
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© The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2017
Alberto Giacometti The Dog 1951 Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Stiftung (inv. GS47) © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017

Alberto Giacometti The Dog 1951 Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Stiftung (inv. GS47) © Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017   

The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern and Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris

Curated by Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern and Catherine Grenier, Director, Chief Curator, Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris with Lena Fritsch, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern assisted by Mathilde Lecuyer, Associate Curator, Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti​

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Venue

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG
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Dates

10 May – 10 September 2017

Pricing

FREE for Members

£18.50

Adult £18.50 (without donation £16.80)

Senior (over 60) £17.50 (without donation £15.80)

Concession £16.50 (without donation £15)

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)
Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery

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Poem of the Month: Tishani Doshi

Poet and journalist Tishani Doshi presents her poem based on Alberto Giacometti’s Walking Woman