The opening lecture on Wednesday, 22 February at 6 pm – 8 pm, Fire Station Building, Cinema Auditorium, will consist of a public roundtable with exhibition curator and Director of the Fondation Giacometti, Catherine Grenier and the Musée national Picasso-Paris director Laurent Le Bondiscuss the exhibition, its concept, development and curation.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of lectures and an extensive education programme, as well as a self-guided handbook for the visitors. Runs until 21 May 2017.
Curated by Catherine Grenier, Director of the Fondation Giacometti, with Associate Curators, Serena Bucalo-Mussely and Virginie Perdrisot, brings together more than 120 works by these two artists drawn from the collections of the Musée national Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti in Paris, as well as exceptional loans from French and other international collections, covering paintings, sculptures, sketches, photographs and interviews with the artists.
The exhibition includes key works by each artist, such as: Self Portrait (1901), Woman Throwing a Stone (1931) and The She Goat (1950) by Picasso and Flower in Danger (1932), Tall Woman (1960), and Walking Man (1960) by Giacometti, presented alongside rare and fragile casts, some newly discovered drawings and photographic archives as well as some replicas of Giacometti’s works for the visually impaired visitors.