Exhibition Tour ‘Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to the Sky’

  • Fri 17 August 2018
  • 5 pm

Join us for a tour of ‘Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to the Sky’ led by Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s Associate Director, Lucy MacDonald. The walking tour will lead guests through the galleries and Cloister Courtyard whilst discussing significant works in the exhibition. Alexander Calder was one of the most influential and pioneering artists of the twentieth century, transforming the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension and the actuality of real-time experience into his work. Known primarily for his invention of the mobile, Calder created a prolific oeuvre that extended to wire sculpture, carved figures, stabiles, standing mobiles, oil paintings, works on paper, jewellery, furniture and domestic objects, and monumental public commissions across the globe. This is a free event, but must be booked in advance. Header image: Installation view, ‘Alexander Calder. From the Stony River to the Sky’ Hauser & Wirth Somerset 2018 Photo: Ken Adlard © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / DACS London