Text by Veronique Wiesinger and Szeto Lap and Shen Yuan
Giacometti: Without End is published on the occasion of an exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, organized in collaboration with the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti. The catalogue centers on a set of 150 lithographs made by Giacometti that focus on cafés, boulevards, and his own atelier in his beloved Paris. The fully illustrated catalogue provides thorough documentation of the Paris sans fin suite, including artist proofs and carbon transfer papers that document the artist’s process, as well as a selection of related sculptures and paintings. The book also includes two small booklets that fit inside the front and back covers. One is a small facsimile of the book of Paris sans fin prints, 150 total, and the second booklet is a small facsimile of the entire preparatory maquette for the project. Exhibition curator and art historian Véronique Wiesinger has written a substantial text that will appear alongside texts by two Chinese artists: Szeto Lap and Shen Yuan. All text will appear in English as well as Chinese.
About The Author
Véronique Wiesinger has been director of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti since its creation in 2003. Szeto Lap is a Chinese artist living and working in Paris. He has had exhibitions at the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and at museums throughout China. In 2004, he was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Art’s et des Lettres given by the President of the French Republic, an award acknowledging Szeto for his artistic and cultural contribution to France. Shen Yua is a Chinese artist living and working in Paris. Her sculptures and installations have been shown at galleries and museums internationally.