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"Calder in the Alps" is the new sensational exhibition open air by the american sculptor Alexander Calder, presented by Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with the Calder Foundation

 

This extraordinary show of outdoor munumental sculptures is situated among Gstaad's mountainous landscape and it consists of five Calder's massive artworks from the 1960s and 1970s. The large-scale stabiles are installed in public locations such as Le Grand Bellevue hotel, Kirche Saanen and the Launensee.

During the late part of his artistic career, the artist focused on a series of massive outdoor sculptures on a monumental scale thanks to major commissions for museums, cities and schools all over the world. He made fluid, balanced and graceful works by shaping a new relationship between the environment and the object itself. 

3 Flèches Blanches’ (1965) is one of the artworks exhibited that stands out for its elegant and delicate motion as the only standing mobile on display. 

 

 

 

 

Tripes’ (1974), as quoted in the press release of the exhibition, "has a surprising curvaceous quality not usually associated with Calder’s monumental works. With biomorphic arms reaching out in a multitude of directions, the work radiates energy, activating the surrounding space". 

 

 

 

 

Alexander S.C. Rower, Calder Foundation President, says: “These works will surely surprise viewers as they harmonize in unpredictable ways with their surroundings.

The exhibition will run from July 14 to September 30 in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Don't miss Calder's gigantic sculptures within this harmonic landscape.

 

"Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion."  Alexander Calder

 

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