Alberto Giacometti–George Segal by Irina Kulik


From 2 September 2015




Garage Education Center


Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) was a Swiss sculptor, one of the main representatives of European modernism. His early works were created under the influence of Cubism and Surrealism, but he is best known for his elongated human figures created in bronze after World War II. Often isolated, or seemingly estranged in groups, these have often been connected with Existentialism and a bleak, postwar view of the human condition. Giacometti also created paintings and graphics.

George Segal (1924–2000), the son of Jewish immigrants in New York, started as a painter but from the 1960s turned to sculpture. One of the first to use plaster-covered bandages as a modeling material, he created a series of life-size figures, which he placed in public spaces. Originally stark white, recalling Minimalism, they were later brightly painted under the influence of Pop art.


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Irina Kulik, PhD (b. 1970) is an art critic, culture expert, lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and author of numerous publications on contemporary art, cinema, and music.