Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso – two of the most seminal figures of twentieth-century art – innovated entirely new ways to perceive grand themes. While the resonances between them are filled with endless possibilities, a key connection can be found specifically in their exploration of the void, or the absence of space, which both artists defined from the figure through to abstraction.
Calder – Picasso, on view through August 25, 2019 at Musée Picasso Paris, will comprise approximately 120 works that explore how these two artists, each in his own very different way, engaged with the void and all that it implies about a world where mass is unsettled by the absence of mass and where, at the center of anything and everything, what we discover is a vacuum.
The Calder – Picasso exhibition is organized in partnership with the Calder Foundation, New York, and the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA). Following its premiere in Paris, the exhibition will then travel to the Museo Picasso Málaga from September 24, 2019 – February 2, 2020.
For more information, please visit Musée Picasso Paris's website.