Museum of Modern Art
Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start
This exhibition explores Calder's groundbreaking work, highlighting the artist's close relationship with New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Alexander Calder reimagined sculpture as an experiment in space and motion, upending centuries-old notions that sculpture should be static, grounded, and dense by making artworks that often move freely and interact with their surroundings. “One of Calder’s objects is like the sea,” wrote the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, “always beginning over again, always new.” Bringing together early wire and wood figures, works on paper, jewelry, mobiles in motion, and monumental abstract sculptures, the exhibition takes a deep dive into the full breadth of Calder’s career and inventiveness.
Alexander Calder: Teatro de Encuentros / Theater of Encounters
Organized by Fundación Proa, in collaboration with Calder Foundation, New York Embassy of United States of America in Argentina
Theater of Encounters, an exhibition of approximately sixty artworks by Alexander Calder (USA, 1898 - 1976), spans six creative decades of the artist's life and presents the diversity of his work, revealing his multifaceted approach as an artist. Constituting an extensive panorama, the show is a testament to Calder's enduring contemporaneity and the importance of his artistic contributions.
Whitney Museum of American Art
Calder: Hypermobility focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder.
Calder: Hypermobility focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key sculptures and provides a rare opportunity to experience the works as the artist intended—in motion. Regular activations will occur in the galleries, revealing the inherent kinetic nature of Calder’s work, as well as its relationship to performance.
Venus Over Manhattan
Sculptor, painter, illustrator, printmaker and designer, the renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was above all a master engineer of shifting lines and dancing shadows.
After visiting Piet Mondrian’s studio in 1930, Calder began the experiments with abstract construction that would come to define his oeuvre. He drew inspiration from the intuitive approach of the Surrealists, making hand-cranked and motorized kinetic sculptures that challenged the definition of sculpture as a form fixed in space and created a place for motion in the expressive vocabulary of art.