Alberto Giacometti: Portraits of the present

Art, Sculpture

Alberto Giacometti follows Miró and Rodin in the Art Pavilion’s series on major sculptors from the 20th century. But this exhibition, entitled “Portraits of the Present”, anchors the Swiss virtuoso’s work in the here and now; the “thin people” sculptures for which he’s remembered were conceived against a background of existentialist angst, not dissimilar – the Pavilion suggests – to the current climate in Croatia and Europe. Giacometti famously considered himself a failure; this show, which features sketches and lithographs too, should give you much reason to disagree.