Soon in Cecina: the Paris of Alberto Giacometti
A year after the exhibition Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in Davos, which brought to Cecina one of the great masters of twentieth-century art, the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation presents to the public another extraordinary artist of international renown: from December 2018 to February 2019 the exhibition hall in Piazza Guerrazzi will host the lithographs of Alberto Giacometti, known mainly for his thin sculptures, seemingly eroded by time and so strongly reminiscent of Etruscan art.
Giacometti pays tribute to Paris, the city that welcomed him after he had moved from his native Switzerland, with 150 artworks he made between 1958 and 1965 using a lithographic pencil to draw from life the boulevards, buildings, churches and monuments, but also cafés, his atelier and portraits of his brother Diego, his wife and the prostitutes he often used. Together with a short unfinished text, these works constitute the book Paris sans fin posthumously published by Tériade in 1969. In what is considered a true artistic testament, Alberto Giacometti relies on a medium that does not allow erasures and second thoughts – an attempt to recover his lost immediacy in artistic representation.
The exhibition Paris sans fin. Original lithographs by Alberto Giacometti will be open every day from 1 December 2018 to 24 February 2019, from 4 to 8 pm. Admission is free. The exhibition will be curated by Klaus Littmann and will contain works from the collection of Carlos Gross.
Paris sans fin. Original lithographs by Alberto Giacometti
1 December 2018 ‒ 24 February 2019
Open daily from 4 to 8 pm
Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation
Piazza Guerrazzi 32/33, Cecina, Livorno (Italy)