This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Rue Hippolyte Maindron. Alberto GIACOMETTI, Swiss painter and sculptor, at his studio. Alberto Giacometti in his studio, 1960. Photo: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos.

More Than 130 works showcase the genius of Alberto Giacometti in A Line Through Time. The Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) presents this special exhibition of work from June 16 – Sept. 29.

Along with work by the renowned artist, the VAG will feature examples of  “ancient inspirations” and work by his contemporaries. See below for more details.

The wide-ranging exhibition features paintings, sculptures, drawings and lithographs by Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966).

This is the first major exhibition of Alberto Giacometti in the city’s history. Alongside work by the sculptor, the show features ancient sculptures that fired up his imagination, and works by artists with whom he was in dialogue. These include Giacometti’s contemporaries in Paris such as  Jean Dubuffet, Germaine Richier, and César, as well as  UK-based artists  Isabel Rawsthorne, Francis Bacon, Lynn Chadwick and Eduardo Paolozzi.

Alberto Giacometti, Annette Without Arms (Annette IX), 1964 bronze. The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, UK, UEA 49.

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time is organized the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2016, the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich commemorated the 50th anniversary of Giacometti’s death with A Line Through Time. The Telegraph called it one of the top exhibitions of that year.



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