Calder

Unfolding


Paris, Matignon

Public opening on October 17, 2022.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , Untitled, 1963
    Sheet metal, wire, and paint
    66 x 137.2 cm
    26 x 54 in
  • , Puntos Blancos, 1955
    Sheet metal, rod, wire, and paint
    129.5 x 116.8 x 63.5 cm
    51 x 46 x 25 in
  • , Untitled, 1963
    Gouache and ink on paper
    68.6 x 102.2 cm
    27 x 40 1/4 in
  • , Untitled, c. 1971
    Gouache and ink on paper
    74.9 x 109.6 cm
    29 1/2 x 43 1/8 in
  • , Stretching Triangles, 1971
    Gouache and ink on paper
    74.9 x 109.9 cm
    29 1/2 x 43 1/4 in
  • , Untitled, 1953
    Gouache and ink on paper
    75.6 x 105.4 cm
    29 3/4 x 41 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 1963
    Gouache and ink on paper
    58.4 x 77.5 cm
    23 x 30 1/2 in
  • , Untitled, 1969
    Gouache and ink on paper
    108 x 74.9 cm
    42 1/2 x 29 1/2 in
  • , Yellow Starface, 1974
    Gouache and ink on paper
    74.9 x 109.9 cm
    29 1/2 x 43 1/4 in
  • , Untitled, 1966
    Ink and gouache on paper
    74.9 x 109.9 cm
    29 1/2 x 43 1/4 in
  • , Untitled, 1970
    Gouache and ink on paper
    74.9 x 108 cm
    29 1/2 x 42 1/2 in
  • , The Yin and Yang Moon, 1974
    Gouache and ink on paper
    74.9 x 109.8 cm
    29 1/2 x 43 1/4 in
  • , Earrings, c. 1930
    Nickel-plated muselets, brass, and silver wire
    7.6 x 3.2 cm
    3 x 1 1/4 in
  • , Brooch, c. 1938
    Brass wire, glass, and steel wire
    17.1 x 17.8 cm
    6 3/4 x 7 in
  • , Brooch, c. 1940
    Silver and steel wire
    7.6 x 7 x 2.5 cm
    3 x 2 3/4 x 1 in
  • , Bracelet, c. 1938
    4.4 x 7 x 5.1 cm
    1 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 in
  • , T brooch, c. 1940
    Brass and steel wire
    8 x 9.9 cm
    3 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • , Brooch, c. 1942
    Silver and steel wire
    7 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
    2 3/4 x 6 x 1/4 in
  • , Untitled, c.1942
    Silver wire
    43.2 x 30.5 cm
    17 x 12 in
  • , Figa hair comb, c. 1948
    Silver wire
    19.1 x 8 cm
    7 1/2 x 3 1/8 in
  • , Brooch, c. 1950
    Silver and steel wire
    4.4 x 4.4 cm
    1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in

Press release

Almine Rech is delighted to present Calder Unfolding, a survey of work by Alexander Calder, from October 13 – November 12, 2022. Known internationally as a titan of twentieth-century art, Calder (1898–1976) deftly worked across a range of media throughout his career. Highlighting examples of gouache, jewelry, and sculpture, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to behold a broad scope of the artist’s work.

Unique among his contemporaries, Calder devised a number of new mediums during his lifetime, none more famous than the mobile. Giving form to something as ephemeral as currents of air, he astonished the world with his creation of kinetic sculpture in 1931. As philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote of his work, “A passing glance is not enough; you must live with it, be bewitched by it [...] The movements of Calder’s mobiles have a life of their own.” Featured in the Rech presentation is an untitled hanging mobile from 1963 composed of delicate sheet metal elements affixed to cascading wire tendrils. Made at the height of Calder’s career, the mobile’s expansive scope of movement ensures that its audience will never experience it the same way twice.

— Jessica Holmes, writer and critic


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