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Plaster heads and grand canals

Alberto Giacometti

Tate Modern, 10th May to 10th September

In 1956, Alberto Giacometti, the Swiss-French artist, produced a series of plaster heads for the Venice Biennale. As part of this first full UK retrospective for 20 years, these legendary heads are being exhibited together for the first time since then. The show will reaffirm Giacometti’s status as one of the 20th century’s most significant artists, tracking his experiments in abstraction, surrealism and decorative art before he turned his focus to the human figure. The trauma…

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