The Tate Modern’s ambitious and thorough examination of five decades of his career marks the UK’s first major retrospective of Giacometti’s work for 20 years.
Thanks to the involvement of the Foundation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Tate Modern has been able to bring over 250 of his works together, including rarely seen, and never before exhibited, plasters and drawings.
Renaissance masterpieces had partly inspired a young Giacometti to become an artist and this is reflected by his early works, realistically carved heads, showcased at Tate Modern’s Eyal Ofer Galleries.
The exhibition goes on to explore the artist’s better-known engagement with the Surrealist and Existentialist movements, culminating in his iconic bronze sculptures that capture the anxiety of a post-war Europe.
Until 10 September
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG