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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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Current Exhibitions

MATSU106125 MATSUTANI edit

29 Oct 2020 – 11 Feb 2021

Hong Kong

For six decades the Osaka-born, Paris-based artist Takesada Matsutani has developed a unique visual language of form...

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23 Oct – 21 Nov 2020

Rämistrasse and Publishers Headquarters

The continuing influence of the work of Geta Brătescu is celebrated in two special presentations in Zurich this...

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6 Oct – 23 Dec 2020

London

In order to share a safe and positive experience, we ask that you book a timed reservation to visit Hauser & Wirth...

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3 Oct 2020 – 10 Jan 2021

Somerset

In order to share a safe and positive experience, we ask that you book a timed reservation to visit Hauser & Wirth...

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26 Sep – 15 Nov 2020

St. Moritz

Curated by Giorgia von Albertini, this exhibition sheds light on a group of intergenerational artists from the...