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<i>Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture</i> was the first major Calder retrospective in the United Kingdom in a half-century. The exhibition explored the notion of performance as a driving force in Calder's sculpture.

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Tate Modern presented Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture, the largest Calder exhibition in London in over half a century. Taking as its point of departure Calder’s wire sculptures from the 1920s, the exhibition explored the notion of performance as a driving force in Calder’s sculpture, one that engages anticipation, improvisation, and theatricality. Among the highlights were Small Sphere and …

Tate Modern presented Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture, the largest Calder exhibition in London in over half a century. Taking as its point of departure Calder’s wire sculptures from the 1920s, the exhibition explored the notion of performance as a driving force in Calder’s sculpture, one that engages anticipation, improvisation, and theatricality. Among the highlights were Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere (1932/33), the first mobile suspended from the ceiling and a synthesis of Calder’s ideas on motion, chance, variable composition, and viewer intervention. Also included were the largest …

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Tate Modern
London, GB