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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.

ALEXANDER S. C. ROWER INTERVIEW AT MUSEO JUMEX

Watch Calder Foundation president Alexander S. C. Rower discuss Calder: Discipline of the Dance, the artist’s first retrospective in Mexico in over twenty-five years, inside the exhibition at Museo Jumex.

FRAMMENTI EXPO ’67 AT FONDAZIONE VEDOVA, VENICE

From 6 May–18 October 2015, in conjunction with World Expo Milano, the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova will present Frammenti Expo ’67: Alexander Calder e Emilio Vedova, highlighting Calder and Vedova’s contributions to the Montreal World Exposition in 1967. For the Expo, Calder was commissioned by the International Nickel Company of Canada to create Trois disques, a monumental, unpainted, stainless-steel stabile, which was donated to the citizens of Montreal on 7 May 1967, marking the 325th anniversary of the city’s founding. The maquette of this exceptional work, from which intermediate models were fabricated for design refinements, is on view at the Fondazione Vedova, along with the artist’s sculptures and works on paper; also included are photographs by Ugo Mulas of Calder’s contribution to the Expo. Designed by Italo Rota and curated by Germano Celant, director of Fondazione Prada, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, New York.

CALDER AT THE PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, MOSCOW

From 8 June–30 August 2015, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, will present Alexander Calder: Retrospective, the artist’s first solo show in Russia. The unprecedented exhibition features nearly sixty works from the 1920s through the 1970s, lending insight into Calder’s unique genius that completely transformed the history of art. Among the works on view will be Hercules and Lion (1928), a pinnacle of Calder’s work in wire; Red is Dominant (1947), with intentionally light-reflecting elements; and Black Mobile with Hole (1954), which was first presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Calder retrospective in 1964–65. 

Curator Alexander S. C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation, states, “Bringing my grandfather’s works to Russia is extremely gratifying. As the world’s first truly international artist, Calder continues to resonate globally with diverse audiences, and he would have seized upon this opportunity to show his work amidst the Pushkin’s venerable collection.”