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<i>Transparence: Calder / Picabia</i> revealed the remarkable dialogue between two great innovators of twentieth-century modernism. The show created an interface between Calder’s radical exploration of transparency in sculpture and Picabia’s transparence series.

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Transparence: Calder / Picabia revealed for the first time the remarkable dialogue between two great innovators of twentieth-century modernism. The show featured works ranging from the late 1920s through the 1960s and created an interface between Calder’s radical exploration of transparency in sculpture and Picabia’s transparence series. While Picabia expanded the temporal and spatial settings of …

Transparence: Calder / Picabia revealed for the first time the remarkable dialogue between two great innovators of twentieth-century modernism. The show featured works ranging from the late 1920s through the 1960s and created an interface between Calder’s radical exploration of transparency in sculpture and Picabia’s transparence series. While Picabia expanded the temporal and spatial settings of his paintings through the simultaneity of layering, Calder actualized the fourth dimension in sculpture with kinetic objects that engaged the evanescent boundaries between positive and negative …

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Hauser & Wirth
Zürich, CH