Monday, July 3, 2017

Calder: Hypermobility - Whitney Museum Exhibit - June 9–Oct 23, 2017

The best time to visit the Whitney Museum is during the summer, when you can explore amazing modern and avant-garde art and round off your day there with their amazing view of the Meatpacking District on their super spacious rooftop.

For fans of mobile sculptures, check out their current exhibit: Calder: Hypermobility, which focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. 

Alexander Calder (1898 1976), The Arches, 1959. Painted steel, 106 × 107 1/2 × 87in. (269.2 × 273.1 × 221 cm)

This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key sculptures for an opportunity to experience the works in motion. Regular activations of sculptures will occur in the galleries, revealing the creative kinetic nature of Calder’s work. 

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Untitled, 1942. Wood, wire, glass, and string, 52 3/4 × 26 × 12 in. (134 × 66 × 30 cm)

Calder’s sculptures are influenced in part by the artist’s fascination with choreography and performance; as reflected in their idiosyncratic motions and the perceptual responses they provoke.

The exhibition is organized by Jay Sanders, Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance, with Greta Hartenstein, senior curatorial assistant, and Melinda Lang, curatorial assistant.

Alexander Calder (1898–1976), Aluminum Leaves, Red Post, 1941. Painted sheet metal, 60 3/4 × 40 3/4 × 42 1/2 in. (154.3 × 103.5 × 108 cm). The Lipman Family Foundation