Giacometti Retrospective in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

"Alberto Giacometti. The Origin of Space - Retrospective of the Mature Work"

November 20, 2010 to March 6, 2011

For the first time in Germany after twelve years, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents a comprehensive survey of the mature work of one of the twentieth century?s most important artists, Alberto Giacometti.

Online PR News – 28-October-2010 – – Giacometti"s vision of inscribing his figures with their own inherent space and their own inherent temporality is now put into practice by means of an exhibition architecture that has been tailor-made for his sculptures. The meticulously selected works are thus given a space that expands and heightens their aesthetics. In the process, it is clearly demonstrated how present the work of this artist, who died in 1966, is today as well as the unbroken influence it has had on subsequent generations of artists. With his completely innovative approach to the human body in relation to time and space, Giacometti can literally - and that is one of the exhibition"s themes - be considered the founder of virtual space.
The exhibition organized in cooperation with the Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents central works in a close correlation to pieces from private collections and the artist"s estate. The core of the loans gathered together in Wolfsburg come from a large convolute in the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti that is being shown for the first time in this form in Germany. Further major loans come from the Alberto Giacometti Foundation in Zurich as well as major museums and private collections in Europe and the United States.
A bilingual (German/English) catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition "Alberto Giacometti. The Origin of Space - Retrospective of the Mature Work." Price: 38 Euro.
The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG and Pro Helvetia.

You are cordially invited to the press conference on November 18, 2010 at 11:15 a.m. Please let us ( know if you wish to attend the press conference.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Rita Werneyer
Hollerplatz 1