21 APRIL–2 JULY 2023
Alberto Giacometti Femme au chariot, 1943 - 1945 Fondation Giacometti
© Succession Alberto Giacometti / Adagp, Paris 2023
Rebecca Warren, Hot Nike, 2020 © Rebecca Warren,2023.
Courtesy Maureen Paley, Galerie Max Hetzler, and Matthew Marks Gallery

At the invitation of the Fondation Giacometti, British artist Rebecca Warren (B. 1965, lives and works in London) – one of the leading protagonists in contemporary art – has selected a number of Alberto Giacometti works from the collection to show alongside her own, including some new works made especially for this exhibition.

Giacometti’s method was one of quick, nervous, ceaseless action, repeatedly building and demolishing: a paradoxically meticulous process suggesting an intense search for something – images, realities – often unknown to him. Warren’s method consists in working slowly, but almost in the dark, through trial and error, while similarly paying exhaustive attention to the – as yet unknown – potential of the particular sculpture she is working on.

ASensitiv, a term coined by Warren, emphasizes the paradoxical nature of the relationship between the two artists – ranging from an idea of a psychic hypersensitivity to one that is necessarily insensitive, almost as if generated by an algorithm.