Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898–1940 is the first biography dedicated to the life and work of renowned artist Alexander Calder. Starting with his peripatetic upbringing in Philadelphia, California, and New York, the author, Jed Perl, traces Calder's studies as an engineer, his influential friendships with prominent twentieth-century creators, as well as his move to Paris in the 1920s and work thereafter, to brilliantly illustrate the artist's visionary practice and career. Ba
Calder: Hypermobility opens Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition focuses on the extraordinary breadth of motion achieved by Calder from the moment he turned to radical abstraction in 1930 and continuing throughout the subsequent decades of his career. This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key works, some of which will be activated regularly in the gallery to more fully elucidate their inherent motion and their relationship to performance
Arthur Lubow of the New York Times interviewed Alexander S.C. Rower, President of the Calder Foundation, and Joan Punyet Miró, Managing Director of Successió Miró, about the lasting frienship between their grandfathers, Alexander Calder and Joan Miró. Joan Punyet Miró notes, "The communion that existed between Calder and Miró was mystical." They also discuss the series of Constellations created by both artists while they were separated by the Atlantic during WWII, and the process of bringing
Pace Gallery and Acquavella Galleries are pleased to present a panel discussion on the occasion of the exhibition Calder / Miró: Constellations. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm at The Morgan Library & Museum, located at 225 Madison Ave. Join Alexander S.C. Rower, President of the Calder Foundation, in conversation with Joan Punyet Miró, Managing Director of Successió Miró, about the exhibition. The talk will be moderated by Dr. Jordana Mendelson, Art Historian
Alexander S.C. Rower, grandson of Alexander Calder and president of the Calder Foundation, will give a talk on the works of his grandfather and the role they play in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. The NGA's Tower 2 galleries currently have the largest display of works by Calder, with more than 40 sculptures and paintings, spanning the late 1920s through 1976, including 19 long-term loans from the Calder Foundation. Rower will be in conversation with Harry Cooper, curator and h
Continuing Tate Modern’s acclaimed reassessments of key figures in modernism, Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture will reveal how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned his practice. It will bring together major works from museums around the world, as well as showcasing his collaborative projects in the fields of film, theatre, music and dance. The exhibition is on view until 3 April 2016. Alexander Calder, Antennae with Red and Blue Dots c1953, Aluminium and steel wire, © 2015 C
In November 2015, the Tate Modern will present Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture, the largest retrospective of the artist’s mobiles. The exhibition charts the emergence of Calder’s interest in movement during his stay in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, the evolution of his mobiles, and their impact on dance, film, music, theater, and sculpture in the twentieth century. Learn more about the exhibition from the Tate Modern here.
From 9 June–30 August 2015, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will present Alexander Calder: Retrospective, an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to the influential American artist whose career spanned much of the twentieth century. Curated by Alexander S. C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation, New York, and grandson of the artist, the exhibition constitutes Calder’s first retrospective in Russia, featuring over fifty works from the 1920s through the 1970s. More details can be fo
The Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova in collaboration with the Calder Foundation in New York presents, Frammenti Expo '67: Alexander Calder e Emilio Vedova. The exhibition will be on view from May 6 to October 18, 2015 at the Fondazione Vedova. Visit the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova website, here.
Beginning on October 5, three monumental sculptures by Alexander Calder will be on view at the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue, New York, as part of a collaboration between Pace and the Calder Foundation. The presentation coincides with Storm King Art Center’s annual gala on October 8, which is honoring the foundation and its president, Alexander S.C. Rower, the artist’s grandson. Made possible by Aby Rosen, RFR Holding LLC, the installation will include 3 Flèches Blanches (1965), Angu
The pop up space will feature exhibitions of work by Alexander Calder and Tara Donovan Pace Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a temporary exhibition space in Menlo Park, California from April 16th through June 30th, 2014. Located in the former Tesla headquarters at 300 El Camino Real in the heart of Silicon Valley, Pace Menlo Park will present two exhibitions: Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, from April 16th to May 13th, 2014 and Tara Donovan: Untitled, from May 22nd to J
Pace Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new space, Chesa Büsin, in the historic city of Zuoz in the Engadin valley in Switzerland. The inaugural exhibition Carte Blanche traces fifty-four years of the gallery’s history and feature works in which white is the dominant shade by artists including: Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Tara Donovan, Robert Irwin, Lee Ufan, Robert Ryman, Yoshitomo Nara, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Carte Blanche will run from 20 February through 30 March
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in the 2013 edition of Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), taking place at Paris’s Grand Palais from October 24 – 27, 2013. Featuring French artists Jean Dubuffet and Loris Gréaud alongside recent works by leading American, Asian, and European artists, the gallery’s stand (0.A44) will include photographs, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture.
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
Calder at the Castle, features six monumental sculptures installed in Sudeley Castle’s garden, and is made possible with the collaboration of the Calder Foundation. A video of the opening featuring a tour with Alexander S.C. Rower, President of the Calder Foundation and Alexander Calder’s grandson, and Marc Glimcher, President of Pace is available here. Calder at the Castle is on view at Sudeley Castle until 26 October 2013.
As Pace London opens Calder at the Castle on Monday 24 June at Sudeley Castle, check the video of the discussion between Marc Glimcher, President of Pace, and Alexander S.C. Rower, Calder Foundation President and Alexander Calder's grandson which took place at 6 Burlington Gardens on the opening week of Calder After the War. The video is available here.
Pace is pleased to present Calder at the Castle, the first-ever outdoor exhibition of monumental works by Alexander Calder in England, at Sudeley Castle. The exhibition is view on until 26 October 2013. Calder at the Castle features six monumental sculptures installed in the Castle’s garden, and is made possible with the collaboration of the Calder Foundation. Alexander Calder (1898–1976) is one of the most acclaimed and influential sculptors of the twentieth century. Renowned for his inventi
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in Art Dubai, held from 20 to 23 March. Highlights of Pace’s booth (J14) will include Les Trois Pics, a monumental black stabile by Alexander Calder; three of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Dioramas; and a wood sculpture by American artist Maya Lin. Pace will also show works by Yto Barrada, Brian Clarke, Keith Coventry, Tara Donovan, Kevin Francis Gray, Robert Irwin, Maya Lin, Yoshitomo Nara, Michal Rovner, Lucas Samaras, Bosco Sodi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James
The presentation of Alexander Calder’s Tripes, a monumental sculpture installed by Pace London at the entrance of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel this summer, has been extended until 7 January 2013. This is the first public art project by the gallery in London. A behind-the-scenes video of the installation of the sculpture is available here. St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel Euston Road NW1 2AR London
Alexander Rower discusses Calder's visit to Mondrian's studio in 1930 and the aesthetic relationship between the two masters with Joost Elffers. Published in light of Alexander Calder: The Great Discovery at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (through May 28), the artist’s first retrospective in the Netherlands since 1969.
Alexander Calder, the Pennsylvania-born sculptor who died in 1976, is, it’s safe to say, one of New York’s, and the world’s, better known artists. One of his famous abstract mobiles turns meditatively near the high ceiling in Terminal 4 at JFK, a balm to weary travelers. A signature stabile sculpture is parked in front of Lincoln Center. And the piece of his that is likely most revered by children, his circus made from tiny puppets constructed out of humble materials like wire, cork and string, j
It's been cast in bronze, stuffed in a jar and painted by the likes of Jasper Johns, Man Ray and Alexander Calder. Introducing one of the art world's lesser-known icons: the light bulb. "Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb" casts light on 37 of these efforts, by 32 artists. The exhibition opened last week at the Pace Gallery's 545 West 22nd Street outpost in New York and will end Nov. 26. Artists were among the first to fully embrace the incandescent light bulb as "a beautiful s
Some of the best-known photographs of Alexander Calder, taken in 1941 by his friend Herbert Matter, show Calder in the high-windowed studio he fashioned from an old icehouse in Roxbury, Conn., surrounded by such an explosion of sculpture and sheet-metal scraps that it looks as if a small airplane had just crashed into the site. The photographs have had a life of their own, but many of the pieces memorialized in them — the strikingly delicate kinds of constructions Calder began to make that year
Is the live hermit crab inhabiting a shiny replica of Brancusi’s sculpture “Sleeping Muse” in Pierre Huyghe’s aquarium project “Recollection” an artist overwhelmed by history or a dealer imprisoned in the golden cage of Frieze Art Fair? At Foksal Gallery, is Pawel Althamer’s dejected skeletal goat, mourning one lost trainer in the pose of Rodin’s “Thinker”, a collector who has missed the boat – specifically the yacht that prankster Christian Jankowski is trying to sell for €80m as an artwork? A
Calder was extremely gifted, and if you look at all of his art, I’m not sure he didn’t discover and invent modern art — forget about Duchamp. Still to this day, I don’t think anybody completely understands his ability to capture and control space: the big stabiles, the big mobiles, the little teeny-weeny ones, hand-sized. I’m fascinated by everything he does because he seems to do it all with such ease, and nobody has ever made dumber shapes than that. He’s just brave. It’s sort of like Philip Gu
The magnificent Alexander Calder sculpture, “Le Guichet” (“The Box Office”), is leaving Lincoln Center briefly for a temporary stay at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. It will be on view starting tomorrow through the end of summer at the Garden's Osborne Garden. Earlier this year, Lincoln Center paid tribute to Mayor Bloomberg at its annual spring gala by offering to move the Calder piece to any place in city for 90 days. After a citywide location search, First De