19 June 2018 / 5:30 pm
Alberto Giacometti at the Guggenheim
Please join the Young Friends of FAI for a private wine reception and a private tour of the Giacometti exhibit.
Wine will be served at Café 3 (located on the 3rd floor at the Guggenheim) beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by a private tour at 6:30pm. This event is open exclusively to members of the Young Friends of FAI. Members are welcome to bring a plus one.
To join the Young Friends of FAI and purchase a ticket, please click here.
Alberto Giacometti (1906-1966) was an Italian-Swiss sculptor and painter, best known for his attenuated sculptures of solitary figures. Alberto Giacometti’s remarkable career traces the shifting enthusiasms of European art before and after the Second World War. As a Surrealist in the 1930s, he devised innovative sculptural forms, sometimes reminiscent of toys and games. And as an Existentialist after the war, he led the way in creating a style that summed up the philosophy’s interests in perception, alienation and anxiety. Although his output extends into painting and drawing, the Swiss-born and Paris-based artist is most famous for his sculpture. And he is perhaps best remembered for his figurative work, which helped make the motif of the suffering human figure a popular symbol of post-war trauma.