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Calder

Opens on Thursday 12 December, 6 – 8 pm 13 Dec 2019 – 9 Feb 2020

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Calder was one of the most influential and pioneering artists of the 20th-century, transforming the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension of time into art and the actuality of real-time experience into his work. Explore the artist’s mobiles, stabiles, standing mobiles, and paintings spanning the 1940s to the 1970s. The pieces on view reflect Calder’s direct and innovative approach to art-making, whereby he cultivated a practice that not only explored multiple dimensions but also oscillated between the monumental and the intimate.

A master of many materials and techniques, Calder created a diverse body of work that represents a career-long interest in energy and form. Calder’s innovative ‘mobiles’ and ‘stabiles’ solidified his place in the canon of 20th-century art. His unique exploration of abstraction—engaging energetic forces, sculpting volumes out of voids—resulted in objects that radically alter our experience of space.

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Current Exhibitions

ZINK YI DAVID-hires-3

17 Jan – 29 Feb 2020

Zurich

‘Rare Earths’ comprises new ceramic works which engage with the artist’s direct and intuitive approach to his...

ZHANG99612 A Young Man

17 Jan – 29 Feb 2020

Zurich

Hauser & Wirth is delighted to present an exhibition by Zhang Enli titled, ‘New Paintings’, on view from 17 January...

DSC00908

12 Nov 2019 – 25 Jan 2020

New York, 22nd Street

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present ‘The Hikers,’ an exhibition of recent works by American artist Rashid...

KELLE98609 Mike Kelley Untitled 2 2008-2009

12 Nov 2019 – 25 Jan 2020

New York, 22nd Street

Over the course of his four-decade career, Mike Kelley generated a remarkably diverse oeuvre in an array of media,...

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