Diego. The other Giacometti
Johan & Levi 2023
English version of the book by Scriptum
From the 15th of March to the 18th of June 2023 Fondazione Luigi Rovati will host the exhibition ‘Diego, The Other Giacometti’, curated by Casimiro Di Crescenzo and organized in collaboration with PLVR Zurich.
More than sixty objects ranging from sculptures and furnishings to small animals and maquettes, proof of Giacometti’s varied sculptural work, will join the permanent collection of the Art Museum, creating a connection with Etruscan art, which inspired many of his creations. This is the first italian exhibition dedicated to the Swiss artist: thanks to the support of Diego Giacometti’s heirs, it will display loans from the Giacometti Foundation in Paris, the Alberto Giacometti Stiftung, kept at the Kunsthaus Zurich, and the Picasso Museum in Paris, together with loans coming from his heirs and other private collections. Diego and his brother Alberto had a very strong bond and spent forty years living in Paris in a symbiotic relationship.
For this reason, their works carry some formal similarities, although Diego’s art, characterized by a love for the animal world, maintains a personal approach with original results.
His creations are elegant, with an unmistakable style which combines elements of antique art (Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan or Roman) with playful references to the natural world. His work celebrates the essentiality of forms, the perfect proportions and the careful balance between different parts.
The exhibition is accompanied by the homonymous catalogue edited by Casimiro Di Crescenzo and published by Fondazione Luigi Rovati.