Tate Modern Exhibition


Alberto Giacometti Man Pointing 1947 Tate © Alberto Giacometti estate / ACS+DACS in the UK, 2017

Alberto Giacometti Man Pointing 1947 Tate © Alberto Giacometti estate / ACS+DACS in the UK, 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 

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​

Tate Modern

The Eyal Ofer Galleries

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


10 May – 10 September 2017

Supported by

Maryam and Edward Eisler

With additional support from

The Giacometti Exhibition Supporters Circle

Thomas Gibson Fine Art

Gagosian Gallery

Acquavella Galleries, Inc.

Hauser & Wirth

Marlborough Fine Art

Kamel Mennour

Tobias Meyer and Mark Fletcher


Tate Patrons

Tate Americas Foundation

and Tate Members


Media partners

The Times
The Guardian

the profound thrill of being spooked

The Telegraph​

Uniquely revelatory

The Financial Times
Evening Standard​

a once in the lifetime opportunity to see this important group of fragile works as the artist originally intended

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