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Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion



Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion
GERMANY
DÜSSELDORF  •  Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen  •  Ongoing
 
The focus for the selected works is the 1930s and 40s and will concentrate  on Alexander Calder's development of abstract sculptures moved by air currents, the mobiles. During this period, the artist experimented with various artistic directions. His works fell into the gap between Piet Mondrian’s geometric images and the playful abstract work of Joan Miró and Hans Arp.

At various points throughout the exhibition, Calder's mobiles enter into a dialogue with experimental music dating from the 1920s onwards, ranging from compositions by Edgar Varèse to those of John Cage. This illustrates how Calder constantly sought inspiration from other branches of the arts and broadened his own horizons.

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Website


Contact: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Ständehausstraße 1
40217 Düsseldorf

Tel: (49) 211 83 81 204

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