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CinemArt Screening: Alexander Calder: Sculpteur de l’air

  • Wed 8 January 2020
  • 6.30 pm

To reserve advance tickets by phone, please call 081 842 88 42 François Levy-Keuntz ‧ USA ‧ 2009 ‧ 52 min ‧ Fr/En subtitles The work of Alexander Calder, one of the most revolutionary artists of his time, remains modern and incontestably topical. Born into a family of artists, Calder studied at the Art Students League in New York before relocating to Paris in 1926. He later abandoned figurative wire sculpture and created an entirely new abstract sculptural language. In 1932, he exhibited his first ‘mobiles’: sculptures animated by motors, human intervention, or the movements of the air. The film highlights the pioneering aspect of this work and identifies recurring themes through interviews, archives and excerpts of works in motion. CinemArt is a film series presented by Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with Cinéma Rex Pontresina. A cinematic journey into the art world, this series offers unique views into the lives and work of significant international artists, including a selection connected to Hauser & Wirth’s programme. The selected documentaries and films feature artists and renowned art world figures including Alexander Calder, Rashid Johnson, Piet Oudolf, Philip Guston, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Giacometti, and Eduardo Chillida.

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