Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - October 17, 2010
"The term mobile was invented by artist Marcel Duchamp to describe Calder’s unique creations of abstract sculptures that were kinetic, or could be set in motion. The word is a French pun that means both motion and motive".
"Calder is best known for his contributions as a sculptor—a sculptor of air, as he has been called—and it is these works that are the focus of this exhibition." In addition to more than 50 of his mobiles, stabiles and bronzes, recent works by a variety of artists influenced by Calder (Martin Boyce, Nathan Carter, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Aaron Curry, Kristi Lippire, Jason Meadows, and Jason Middlebrook) will be on display.
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