VIDEO // „NONSPACE“ ALEXANDER CALDER’S ICONIC SCULPTURES AND MOBILES ..
One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Calder transformed the very nature of sculpture with his invention of the mobile, introducing the fourth dimension of time and the actuality of real-time experience into the realm of sculpture. This video shows „Calder- Nonspace“ at Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Los Angeles, offering an indepth view on the artist’s numerous examples of revolutionary mobiles.
Calder’s prolific artistic output extended to wire sculpture, carved figures, stabiles, standing mobiles, oil paintings, works on paper, jewelry, furniture, and domestic objects, and grew to encompass monumental public commissions across the globe.
„My whole theory about art is
the disparity that exists between form,
masses and movement“
– Alexander Calder –
Calder explored the aesthetic possibilities of modernist kinetic sculpture – realizing his first work in 1931 – and sticked with this interest and vision for the rest of his life.
Among the mobiles in this show were iconic works such as ‘Untitled’ (c. 1955) – a predominantly black sculpture with hints of red, yellow, and white – underscoring the guiding principle of disparity in Calder’s sculpture.
He addressed this idea on a number of occasions, writing in 1962: ‘My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.’