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The Giacometti Foundation launches the Giacometti Lab

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Here is a new Parisian place associated with the Giacometti Institute and dedicated to pedagogy and research: "The Giacometi Lab". It hosts the educational programs of the Institut Giacometti and the Ecole des Modernités, a research program in modern art history. This programme contributes to a better understanding of the decisive period in which Giacometti evolved (1910-1960). Cosmopolitan modernity in Paris is its central focus.
 
D’With a surface area of 350 m2, the Giacometti Institute is located at 5, rue Victor Schœlcher in the 14th arrondissement, a district of Montparnasse where Giacometti lived and worked throughout his career. Installed in the former studio of the artist-decorator Paul Follot, a listed private mansion in the Art Deco style, whose decor has been preserved, restored and refurbished, it permanently displays Alberto Giacometti's reconstructed studio, consisting of his furniture, personal objects, walls painted by the artist and works, some of which have never before been exhibited, as well as temporary exhibitions (three to four per year) that offer a new insight into the artist's work. Artists and writers of his time, but also subsequent and current generations of art are invited to attend.
 
There is also a graphic arts cabinet which gives access to the exceptional collection of the Giacometti Foundation, comprising more than 5000 drawings, lithographs and personal notebooks of the artist, most of them unpublished.
 
A research area consisting of a reference library on modern art, partly constituted by Alberto Giacometti's personal library and a research programme in art history L'Ecole des modernités.
The Foundation supports young researchers, art historians and curators through annual grants awarded by a jury: a research grant (€10,000 endowment) and publishing grants.
The École des modernités also offers conferences, seminars, study days and colloquia. It gives the floor to international art historians and curators presenting original research, bringing a new light on the history of modern art, through the study of an artist, a movement, or a context. The lectures, filmed, constitute a corpus of reference, accessible on the Giacometti Institute's website. The first were given by renowned personalities: Okwui Enwezor, Eric Michaud, Silvia Naef, Agustín Pérez Rubio.
 
The Collection École des Modernités also publishes short works on unpublished subjects devoted to the modern period. The first two issues, to be published in autumn 2019, will focus on the sculptor Alicia Penalba (text by Victoria Giraudo) and on little-known aspects of Sophie Taeuber-Arp's artistic relationships (text by Cécile Bargues).
 
The winner of the 2018 research grant is Marion Sergent for a thesis on musical artists around Henri Valensi and Louise Janin.
Next applications: June 2019.
 
Artistic Director, Giacometti Institute Christian Alandete
Head of the School of Modernity Hugo Daniel
 

Address : Giacometti Lab : 7/9, rue Victor Schoelcher 75014 Paris
 
Upcoming Events :
Organized on the occasion of the exhibition Flora, by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, which retraces the tragic destiny of an American art student at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, this day studies the trajectory of several female artists who came to study in Parisian academies.
Contributors: Christian Alandete, Eva Belgherbi, Claire Boisserolles, Emilie Bouvard, Yasna Bozhkova, Serena Bucalo-Mussely, Hugo Daniel, Catherine Gonnard, Marion Sergent, Charlotte Foucher Zarmanian.
RSVP : rsvp[at]fondation-giacometti.fr (Registrations before May 15).
 
 

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