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Calder

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

About

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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About the Artist

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Alexander Calder was born in 1898, the second child of artist parents—his father was a sculptor and his mother a painter. In his mid-twenties, Calder moved to New York City, where he studied at the Art Students League and worked at the ‘National Police Gazette,’ illustrating sporting events and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum...

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Current Exhibitions

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26 Feb – 6 Jun 2021

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Roni Horn

23 Feb – 10 Apr 2021

New York, 22nd Street

To visit the exhibition, book a timed viewing appointment here. Roni Horn has spent the past four decades...

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11 Jun 2020 – 31 Dec 2021

Online Exhibition

In 1915 she started to create coloured pen drawings, gouaches and tapestries known as vertical-horizontal...