EXHIBITION TO SEE: “Calder: Hypermobility” is an exhibition of American artist – Alexander Calder’s (1898–1976) work at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Curated by Jay Sanders with the help of Greta Hartenstein and Melinda Lang, the exhibition comprises some major examples of Calder’s work, mapping his move from early motor-driven abstractions, towards his famous standing and hanging mobiles. Known as the originator of the mobile in 1931 (a sculpture made with balanced or suspended shapes that moves in response to touch or air currents, human intervention or by chance), Calder fascinated with engagement and choreography, is also credited as the predecessor of Performance art. His works are embedded with performativity, as he sculpts movement that with intentional disparity in patterns and speeds attempted to create a complex whole. There is a lot to learn about curating fashion in visiting Calder’s exhibits. Particular about this show is that to awaken Calder’s works, there are a series of collaborations, performances and events running concurrently with it. Participating artists are visual artists and musicians. I think it would be very interesting to include fashion artists, since their work is so closely tied to sculpting movement relating to the wearer’s body and the obtuse involvement of performance, performativity and even natural and cultural contexts. Participating artists include Christian Marclay with cellist Okkyung Lee, Abigail DeVille with director Charlotte Brathwaite, Jack Quartet, Jill Magid, C. Spencer Yeh, Nora Schultz, Math Bass and Lauren Davis Fisher, Arto Lindsay, and more. What are your thoughts on the relationship of Calder to fashion, other than in his making of jewelry pieces?
Artworks in their order: “Red, White, Black and Brass”, 1934
“Snake and the Cross”, 1936
“Blizzard (Roxburry Flurry)”, 1946
“Red Panel”, 1936
Lobster Trap and Fish Tail #alexandercalder#lobstertrapandfishtail#calder carefully planned each non-mechanized mobile so that any air current would set the parts moving to create a constantly shifting dance in space. #mondrian 's work may have provide the initial inspiration for the mobiles.
Sandy is my absolute favorite creative. That is all. I CANNOT wait to see his @whitneymuseum show on Thursday. #hypermobility
"Arc of Petals" (detail)
Painted and unpainted sheet aluminum and iron wire
The Louisiana Museum is just one of hundreds of #museums featured on the #MuseumNetwork . Located on the coast of #Denmark , the #Calder Terrace at the Louisiana offers breathtaking panoramic views of Sweden across the Sound.