Calder

Opens on Thursday 12 December, 6 – 8 pm 13 Dec – 9 Feb 2020 St. Moritz

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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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Events

Wed 8 Jan 2020, 6:30
CinemArt Screening: Alexander Calder: Sculpteur de l’air
Cinéma Rex Pontresina, St. Moritz

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…
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Thu 12 Dec 2019, 6:00
Opening reception: ‘Calder’
St. Moritz

Join us for the opening reception of work by one of the most influential and pioneering artists of the twentieth century, Alexander Calder, who transformed the very nature of sculpture by introducing the fourth dimension of time into art. Explore the artist’s mobiles, stabiles, standing mobiles,…
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About the artists

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…

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