On 20 June 2012, the Calder Foundation presented the premiere of Butch Morris’s “(The) Invisible Wake”: A Chorus of Poets Interpret Calder, a Conduction composition constructed in the moment from Calder’s writings.
“(The) Invisible Wake” investigates and intertwines two means of artistic expression, weaving new poetic narratives of (re)interpretation through ten vocalists. The result is a journey that is stunning and overwhelming – unique to the moment of occurrence, never again to be reproduced, and instantly lost to the moments passed of a spent last breath.
Video by Andrew Chugg
Seoul, South Korea
12 July – 17 August 2012
Kukje Gallery is very pleased to announce the opening of Calder NOIR, an upcoming exhibition of Alexander Calder’s sculptures. Organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, New York, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kukje Gallery, NOIR centers exclusively on black sculptures completed between the late 1930s and 1960s.
The strong linear quality in Calder’s work coupled with the minimalist color of this show frames the sculpture in the most elegant light, with stark calligraphic forms and kinetic lines activating the surrounding space. By organizing a show around only black works, Kukje Gallery hopes to shed light on just how important color was to the artist and how paint functions alongside the works’ materiality to manifest their unique and beloved quality.
The Calder Gallery that recently opened at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland) is a collaboration between the Calder Foundation and Fondation Beyeler. In a dedicated space in the museum, selected works by the American artist Alexander Calder will be shown. The project is intended to run for several years in a series of curated presentations. The first presentation is curated by Theodora Vischer. In this interview, Theodora Vischer and Alexander Calder’s grandson, Alexander S. C. Rower (Chairman and President of the Calder Foundation) talk about the exhibition and the project.
Alexander Calder: Calder Gallery at Fondation Beyeler. Gallery Walk-through and interview with Theodora Vischer and Alexander S. C. Rower. Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Switzerland), June 14, 2012.
Video: Karolina Zupan-Rupp, Heinrich Schmidt
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Art Talk: A rare view of Alexander Calder, on display in Venice (CA).