Frammenti Expo ’67 Alexander Calder
The exhibition, curated by Germano Celant and organized in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, New York, fills the Spazio Vedova with sculptures, a film, and photographs of Calder’s 1967 participation in the Montreal Expo.
The maquettes on display bear witness to Calder’s working methods. For his commissioned stabiles (immobile abstract sculptures), the artist would make small-scale models that, once confirmed for monumental enlargement by their patrons, were scaled up to an intermediate size (intermediate maquettes) for technical testing before being enlarged in full by one of the industrial ironworks that Calder employed.
In addition to various other sculptures and works on paper, the display includes a mobile—an example of Calder’s kinetic sculptures for which he is best known—in which equilibrium is dynamic, influenced by the currents of air and thus also by the presence of the public.
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