Museum de Fundatie presents a new exhibition entitled Giacometti-Chadwick, Facing Fear, to run from 22 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, which brings together the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003). The exhibition includes more than 150 works. Never before has the work of Giacometti and Chadwick been so explicitly brought together.
Their paths first crossed in 1956, when Chadwick became the youngest recipient of the International Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale. Already an established sculptor and thirteen years Chadwick’s senior, Giacometti had been tipped as the favourite to win. Giacometti would go on to win the prize in 1962, but which of the two men was awarded it in 1956 is less significant than the fact that these two particular sculptors were the front-runners at that time. Each of them was expressing, in his own individual way, the sense of deep-seated angst that overshadowed day-to-day life in Europe in the fifties and sixties: the fear of a global nuclear disaster that would wipe out human civilisation.
Giacometti-Chadwick, Facing Fear is the product of close cooperation with the Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the Chadwick Estate and Blain|Southern.