‘I certainly paint . . . to better defend myself, to better attack, to hang on, to advance as much as possible on all levels, in all directions, to defend myself against hunger, against the cold, against death.’
This exhibition brings together the work of two of the most important exponents of 20th century art: Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso. With a selection of works from their late oeuvres, ‘Facing Infinity’ opens new insights into the artists’ questioning of existence and their endless search for the relationship between figure and space.
This is the second collaboration between Hauser & Wirth and internationally renowned curator and expert of modern and contemporary art Dr. Dieter Buchhart, who curated the exhibition ‘Schwitters Miró Arp’ at Hauser & Wirth in 2016. He states: ‘‘Facing Infinity. Alberto Giacometti & Pablo Picasso’ brings a focused insight into their dazzling last years, revealing fascinating connections and contrasts.’