Le temps de Giacometti (1946-1966)

To open this autumn's new cycle of cultural programming, Émilie Bouvard, co-curator of the exhibition "Le temps de Giacometti (1946-1966)", looks back at the choice of works, the focus and the itinerary of the exhibition.

Conference translated into French Sign Language.

les Abattoirs
Free entrance

The exhibition Le temps de Giacometti (1946-1966) at Les Abattoirs, co-organised with the Fondation Giacometti, takes an unprecedented look at the art and life of the artist Alberto Giacometti in the post-war period up to his death in 1966.


Émilie Bouvard is the Scientific and Collections Director of the Giacometti Foundation.
A former student at the École normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm and the Institut national du patrimoine, Émilie Bouvard is the author of a thesis on "Violence de l'art des femmes. 1958-1978 ". Alongside her thesis, she has worked as an art critic on emerging contemporary art. She was curator at the Musée national Picasso-Paris from 2013 to 2019, where she curated several exhibitions, including "Guernica" (2018), "Picasso. Chefs-d’œuvre" (2018) and "Picasso et l’exil. Une histoire de l'art espagnol en résistance", held at Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse in 2019. For the Giacometti Foundation, she curated the exhibitions "Alberto Giacometti. Le réel merveilleux" (Grimaldi Forum, 2021), "Alberto Giacometti / Barbara Chase-Riboud" (2021) and "Giacometti/ Dalí. Jardins de rêves" (2022).

About the Giacometti Foundation
The Giacometti Foundation is a private foundation of public utility created in 2003. It is the universal legatee of Annette Giacometti, the artist's widow, and owns the world's largest collection of works by Alberto Giacometti, with almost 10,000 works and objects. Based in Paris, it is directed by Catherine Grenier, general curator of heritage and art historian.
The Giacometti Foundation aims to protect, disseminate and promote Giacometti's work. It organises exhibitions, arranges loans in France and abroad, and organises the authentication committee for the artist's works.
The Institut Giacometti is the Giacometti Foundation's current exhibition space, which is also dedicated to art history research and teaching.

Alberto Giacometti, "Le Chat", 1951, Plâtre pleint, 32,8 x 81,3 x 15, 5 cm ; Fondation Giacometti © Succession Alberto Giacometti / Adagp, Paris 2023