Two artists, a unique juxtaposition: The SCHIRN stages an exciting dialogue of two outstanding representatives of 20th and 21st century art.








Processual thinking refers to an artist’s focus on the creative process of a work, which may be equally or more important than the finished piece. There are also artworks for which the artist intends no final state.

GIACOMETTI–NAUMAN

UNTIL 22 JANUARY 2017

Two artists, two generations of rather differing provenance: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to the surprising and previously largely overlooked affinities in the work by Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) and Bruce Nauman (* 1941). Drawings, photographs, videos, sculptures and large-scale installations by the US multimedia artist will enter into an exciting dialogue with selected sculptures and paintings by the Swiss sculptor. Both artists’ oeuvre revolves primarily around the image of man and the human condition. With reduced formal language, it looks to explore fundamental existential questions. The shattering directness of the works of art presents the viewer with a lasting challenge. Giacometti and Nauman share a procedural approach as well as subjects, such as the representation of void, the relationship between figure and space, and the fragmented body. In a thematically landscaped parcours, the exhibition brings together about 70 works, including numerous major works by both artists. The outcome of this juxtaposition is by no means foregone. Giacometti emerges as a pioneer of key developments in art after 1960, rediscovering his original radicalism, while Nauman’s outstanding importance as a sculptor becomes apparent, achieving an alternative historical significance. The exhibition does not confirm or endorse influences and overarching theories, but rather expands our perception of the work of two outstanding representatives of 20th and 21st century art

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Thursday

19

JANUARY
Open until 22:00
PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Thu 19/01
8PM
Tours | GIACOMETTI-NAUMAN

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR

No registration required
9PM

Overview of the exhibition concept and idea. In German.
The tour starts in the SCHIRN Foyer at the designated “Meeting Point for Guided Tours”. 

Friday

20

JANUARY
Open until 19:00
PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Fri 20/01
11AM
Tours | GIACOMETTI-NAUMAN

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR

No registration required
12AM

Overview of the exhibition concept and idea. In German.
The tour starts in the SCHIRN Foyer at the designated “Meeting Point for Guided Tours”. 

Saturday

21

JANUARY
Open until 19:00
PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Sat 21/01
5PM
Tours | GIACOMETTI-NAUMAN

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR

No registration required
6PM

Overview of the exhibition concept and idea. In German.
The tour starts in the SCHIRN Foyer at the designated “Meeting Point for Guided Tours”. 

Sunday

22

JANUARY
Open until 19:00
Sun 22/01
11AM
Tour + Workshop | GIACOMETTI-NAUMAN

KID’s TURN XS

Every Sunday at 11 AM
12:30AM

Taking first steps in the world of art is the focus of this early learning session in aesthetics. In German. For children aged 4–6 years. 

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Guided tours start at €75. Reduced admission applies for groups of 20 persons upwards. School classes of 15 persons or more pay €1 each, or €3 each with guided tour. Registration is necessary

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CATALOG

GIACOMETTI-NAUMAN

Edited by Esther Schlicht. Foreword by Philipp Demandt. Essays by Esther Schlicht, Gaby Hartel, Thierry Dufrêne, and Robert Storr. German/English edition, 184 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, 30 x 23 cm (portrait format), softcover, Snoeck, Cologne, 2016, price: 35 € (SCHIRN pay desk), 39.90 € (bookstores)

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Giacometti-Nauman

An intro­duc­tion to the exhi­bi­tion.

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