Until 3rd April 2016
The Tate Modern pays tribute to the famous American sculptor in a major retrospective, from 11th November 2015 to 3rd April 2016, called Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture.
A true pioneer of kinetic sculpture, the American artist Alexander Calder was the inventor of the mobile, a term suggested by Marcel Duchamp to describe moving sculpture. This amazing exhibition in the middle of the Tate Modern reveals the dynamic and avant-garde works of Alexander Calder that takes sculpture into the fourth dimension. A most surprising discovery for the public, who can share in the unique vision of this American artist, through these creations brought here from museums around the world.
An undisputed master of movement, Alexander Calder spent several years in Paris in the 1920s. Having trained as an engineer, the American designer devoted his whole life to making these sculptures. Focussing on the aspect of performance in his work, the Tate Modern exhibition highlights the way that movement and theatrical staging were behind the artist’s work. Bringing together his major pieces, the Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture exhibition also shows Alexander Calder’s cinematic, theatrical and dance collaborations.
Paying tribute to his career, the British museum is showing his first sculpture installations from Red Panel to Snake and the Cross and also presents the wire portraits of other artists such as Joan Miro and Fernand Léger. When you have gone round this exhibition gazing upwards, following their rotations, these great mobiles with their colourful antennae will hold no further secrets for you…
For further details on the exhibition at the Tate Modern
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