HAROON MIRZA’S DUET FOR A DUO, 2015, AT MUSEUM TINGUELY, BASEL
We are pleased to share a video of Duet for a Duo (2015), a sound composition by 2014 Atelier Calder resident Haroon Mirza that features Calder’s Untitled (c. 1940), which is set in motion through the use of a fan, and Jean Tinguely’s Radio Sculptures (1962). The installation is part of Haroon Mirza/hrm199 Ltd., on view at the Museum Tinguely until 6 September 2015, which highlights the collaborative nature of Mirza’s practice, combining site-specific compositions with richly layered installations of works by Calder, Channa Horwitz, and Anish Kapoor.
Saurien, 1975, Reinstalled on 57th Street and Madison Avenue
We are pleased to announce the reinstallation of Saurien (1975) in its longtime home on the corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue. Recently restored, Saurien exemplifies the monumental public sculpture that dominated the artist’s late career. Its bold red color brilliantly resonates against the reflective facade of 590 Madison Avenue.
Cahiers d'Art Launches Calder in France
We are delighted to announce the launch of Calder in France, a richly illustrated special revue from the historic publishing house and gallery Cahiers d’Art. It not only highlights Calder’s long-standing relationship with France, but also celebrates 25 years of our Atelier Calder residency program through interviews with Tadashi Kawamata, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and Rachel Harrison; a specially commissioned work by 2013 Calder Prize laureate Darren Bader; and a portfolio dedicated to 2014 resident Monika Sosnowska. Coinciding with the launch is the opening of Sosnowska’s solo exhibition at Cahiers d’Art, presenting works produced during her residency.
Roberta Smith Reviews Alexander Calder: Multum in Parvo in the New York Times!
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Tripes, 1974, installed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset (England)
To coincide with Transparence: Calder / Picabia at Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Calder’s monumental sculpture Tripes (1974) is on view at Hauser & Wirth Somerset until May 2016. With black elements forged from enormous sheets of metal, Tripes unfolds in space with a sensation of perpetual motion.
Transparence: Calder / Picabia at Hauser & Wirth Zurich
Hauser & Wirth Zurich is pleased to present Transparence: Calder / Picabia, on view from 14 June—25 July 2015, revealing for the first time the remarkable dialogue between two great innovators of twentieth-century modernism. The show features works ranging from the late 1920s through the 1960s and creates an interface between Calder’s radical exploration of transparency in sculpture and Picabia’s transparence series. While Picabia expanded the temporal and spatial settings of his paintings through the simultaneity of layering, Calder actualized the fourth dimension in sculpture with kinetic objects that engaged the evanescent boundaries between positive and negative space.
Accompanying the show is a catalogue with a foreword by Alexander S. C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation, as well as contributions from Arnauld Pierre, professor of contemporary art at La Sorbonne, and George Baker, professor of art history at University of California, Los Angeles. Transparence is organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation.
Read Vanity Fair Mexico's Interview with Alexander S. C. Rower on Calder: Discipline of the Dance!
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Exhibition Video: Alexander Calder: Multum in Parvo
Watch Calder Foundation president Alexander S. C. Rower, gallerist Dominique Lévy, and architect Gabriel Calatrava discuss Alexander Calder: Multum in Parvo, an exhibition dedicated to the artist’s small-scale sculpture currently on view at Dominique Lévy Gallery.