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Alexander Calder. Minimal / Maximum

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) ist durch sein Hauptwerk „Têtes et Queue“ (1965) seit Jahrzehnten eng mit der Neuen Nationalgalerie verbunden.

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  • Alexander Calder, Schachspiel, um 1944, Holz, bemalt, 45,7 x 45,7 cm (Brett), Calder Foundation, New York; Mary Calder Rower Bequest, 2011
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Alexander Calder, Schachspiel, um 1944, Holz, bemalt, 45,7 x 45,7 cm (Brett), Calder Foundation, New York; Mary Calder Rower Bequest, 2011

  • Alexander Calder, Luisa’s 43th Birthday Present, 1948, Geschenk für Luisa zum 43. Geburtstag, 1948, Zigarrenbox, Holz, Metall, Draht, bemalt, Calder Foundation, New York; Promised Gift of Alexander S. C. Rower
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Alexander Calder, Luisa’s 43th Birthday Present, 1948, Geschenk für Luisa zum 43. Geburtstag, 1948, Zigarrenbox, Holz, Metall, Draht, bemalt, Calder Foundation, New York; Promised Gift of Alexander S. C. Rower

  • Alexander Calder in seinem Atelier in Roxbury, 1941
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Herbert Matter

    Alexander Calder in seinem Atelier in Roxbury, 1941

  • Alexander Calder, Têtes et queue, 1965, Stahl, Bolzen, Farbe, 550 x 470 x 330 cm / 216 1/2 x 185 x 130, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Foto: Stephanie von Becker

    Alexander Calder, Têtes et queue, 1965, Stahl, Bolzen, Farbe, 550 x 470 x 330 cm / 216 1/2 x 185 x 130, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie

  • Alexander Calder, Five Swords, 1976, Stahl, Bolzen, Farbe, 541 x 671 x 884 cm / 213 x 264 x 348, Calder Foundation, New York
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. VG-Bildkunst Bonn, 2021 / Foto: David von Becker

    Alexander Calder, Five Swords, 1976, Stahl, Bolzen, Farbe, 541 x 671 x 884 cm / 213 x 264 x 348, Calder Foundation, New York

  • Alexander Calder, Le Cagoulard, 1954, Metall, Draht, Farbe, 104 × 345 × 295 cm / 41 × 136 × 116, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Schenkung Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch an das Land Berlin 2010
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Foto: David von Becker

    Alexander Calder, Le Cagoulard, 1954, Metall, Draht, Farbe, 104 × 345 × 295 cm / 41 × 136 × 116, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Schenkung Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch an das Land Berlin 2010

  • Alexander Calder, Les Trois Ailes, 1963, Stahl, Bolzen, Farbe, 380 x 450 x 266 cm / 149 5/8 x 177 1/8 x 104 3/4, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Dation of the Estate of the Artist, 1983
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. VG-Bildkunst Bonn, 2021 / Foto by David von Becker

    Alexander Calder, Les Trois Ailes, 1963, Stahl, Bolzen, Farbe, 380 x 450 x 266 cm / 149 5/8 x 177 1/8 x 104 3/4, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Dation of the Estate of the Artist, 1983

  • Alexander Calder, 3 Segments, 1973, Blech, Stab, Draht, Farbe, 200,7 x 508 cm / 79 x 200, Calder Foundation, New York
    © 2021 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. VG-Bildkunst Bonn, 2021 / Foto: David von Becker

    Alexander Calder, 3 Segments, 1973, Blech, Stab, Draht, Farbe, 200,7 x 508 cm / 79 x 200, Calder Foundation, New York

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) has been closely associated with the Neue Nationalgalerie for decades, thanks to his masterpiece Têtes et Queue (1965). The outdoor sculpture was installed for the inauguration of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic work of architecture and is now returning to the museum terrace for its reopening.
The American modernist’s transformative mobiles, stabiles and standing mobiles range from the miniature to the monumental. This exhibition traces the unique relationship between size, scale and spatiality in Calder’s works, while juxtaposing his organic forms with the strict geometry of Mies van der Rohe’s building in a poetic dialogue.
The open, experimental approach of the installation – which was specifically conceived for the Neue Nationalgalerie’s glass hall – relies on the participation of visitors, who will be able to experience some of Calder’s works in motion.
The exhibition is made possible by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie.
A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
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Runtime: Sun, 22/08/2021 to Sun, 13/02/2022

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