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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Alberto Giacometti

(1901 - 1966), Switzerland

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Alberto attended the School of Fine arts in Geneva. In 1922 he moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Rodin. It was at this time that Giacometti started to experiment with both Cubism and surrealism and came to be known as one of the leading Surrealist sculptors.

Featured Artworks

Tête d'homme III by Alberto Giacometti contemporary artwork Alberto GiacomettiTête d'homme III, 1964 Lithograph
65.5 x 47.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) at Hauser & Wirth, London
18 May–28 July 2018 Group Exhibition Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) Hauser & Wirth, London

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The unsolved mysteries of Alberto Giacometti Related Press The unsolved mysteries of Alberto Giacometti Apollo Magazine : 14 July 2017

Giacometti's reputation as one of the 20th century's greatest and most celebrated artists is unassailable. Since his death in 1966, exhibitions of his work around the world have ensured the continuing visibility of his distinctive achievement. In the last decade, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, the Netherlands, and the USA...

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On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti Related Press On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti The Guardian : 24 April 2017

In 1957, the writer Jean Genet described the studio of his friend Alberto Giacometti. It was 'a milky swamp, a seething dump, a genuine ditch'. There was plaster all over the floor and all over the face, hair and clothes of the sculptor; there were scraps of paper and lumps of paint on every available surface. And yet, 'lo and behold the...

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'It's hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good' Related Press 'It's hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good' Apollo : 19 April 2017

Alberto Giacometti turned down all requests to exhibit in the Swiss Pavilion at Venice, even though his brother Bruno designed the building. The sculptor Carol Bove talks to Apollo about responding to this absence at this year’s Venice Biennale.

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Tate Modern's Switch House Related Press Tate Modern's Switch House Art Agenda : 23 June 2016

“When racism and sexism are no longer fashionable,” the Guerilla Girls asked in 1989, “what will your art collection be worth?” Predicting that “the art market won’t bestow mega-buck prices on the work of a few white males forever,” their printed notice listed 67 female artists (several of whom are now on...

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