Giacometi & NaumanGiacometi & Nauman
Alberto Giacometti (1901 1966) and Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) both lived during times of cultural crisis and turmoil Giacometti experiencing the crippling effects of two world wars and Nauman, the birth of the Cold War, surveillance and the rise of technology. The surprising and hitherto overlooked connections between the works of these two artists from two different generations are the subject of both the current Schirn Kunsthalle exhibition and its accompanying catalog. Both Nauman's and Giacometti's oeuvres revolve primarily around the image of man and the human condition. With reduced means of representation, each artist explores fundamental existential questions: the emptiness, the relationship between figure and space, and the fragmented body.
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