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Image 0 - Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Graphics on the border between art and thought
Image 1 - Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Graphics on the border between art and thought
Image 2 - Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Graphics on the border between art and thought
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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Graphics on the border between art and thought

Alberto Giacometti, one of the most important artists of the 20th century, is best known as a sculptor and painter. It is known that he drew everywhere and at all times; this activity, this writing through the sign (graphein) contributes to disrupt the system of representation in a continuous aesthetic and conceptual exploration. During his life he created many graphic works, expression of a deep artistic research that remained less visible than sculpture and painting.

 

The m.a.x. museum of Chiasso, for this reason, considers it important to enhance it and exhibit for the first time the complete work of Giacometti's graphics: more than four hundred sheets and numerous artist's books that saw him as the creator of investigation in the different graphic techniques: from woodcut to engraving, from etching to drypoint.

In the four sections of the exhibition, in each room, next to the graphic work, a sculpture or painting by Giacometti will be exhibited to promote understanding of the relationship between his different means of expression. The creative environment of the artist and man will be returned, in each section, through the evocative photographs taken by Ernst Scheidegger.

 

Curated by Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini and Jean Soldini.

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