Ancient Modern

Alberto Giacometti was best known for his intense, arduous, and seemingly endless artistic process. A new show at the Guggenheim offers museumgoers the chance to engage with the results of this process via the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist in more than decade. We spoke to the curator, Megan Fontanella, about why Giacometti is so powerful and what the real treasures of the show are.




The Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti is best known for his sculptures. Like one of his great influences, Constantin Brâncuși, he brought a powerful vision to bear on physical form, testing its expressive limits by seeking its fundamental properties. …

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