Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

Calder travelled to Paris in the 1920s, having originally trained as an engineer, and by 1931 he had invented the mobile, a term coined by Duchamp to describe Calder’s sculptures which moved of their own accord.

Art Exhibition previously on at Tate Modern in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 11 November 2015 to Sunday 03 April 2016

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His dynamic works brought to life the avant-garde’s fascination with movement, and brought sculpture into the fourth dimension.

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.

A surprise and a delight
The Guardian

Exhilarating novelty
The Daily Telegraph

The Times
[Calder] … forced the public to rethink what sculpture was

Evening Standard *
Calder’s aerial sculptures are unquestionably beautiful: delicately balanced arrangements of forms like fluttering leaves, subatomic particles or celestial bodies, suspended from the lightest possible cat’s cradle of wire
The Spectator
His fusion of sculpture with performance art was ahead of its time
Mail Online
Britain’s ‘happiest exhibition’
Financial Times