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Alberto Giacometti, Barbara Chase-Riboud: Standing Women of Venice—Standing Black Women of Venice

Institut Giacometti / Paris / Art

The American artist Barbara Chase-Riboud always knew she was going to be a sculptor. She enrolled in classes at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1946, at age seven, and by 16 she’d already sold her first work. As a young adult, in the early 1960s, Chase-Riboud moved to Paris, where she met Alberto Giacometti. The pair immediately bonded over their monumentally scaled works, their mutual passion for Ancient Egyptian symbolism, and for bronze. Though at first Chase-Riboud’s style was similar to Giacometti’s, her vision evolved, moving progressively into abstraction. In this exhibition the artist has selected female figures by Giacometti and placed them alongside her own sculptures, creating a conversation between artistic friends. —E.C.

Institut Giacometti 5, rue Victor Schoelcher 75014 Paris, France
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