22.MAR. - 28.JUN.2015
Calder: Discipline of the Dance

Calder: Discipline of the Dance is a major survey of works by Alexander Calder (1898–1976), the American artist who redefined the history of art through his use of unconventional materials and his unprecedented transformations of space.

Taking as its point of departure Calder’s inspiration and experience in Latin America, the exhibition presents nearly one hundred works from the 1920s through the 1970s that lend insight into the artist’s intellectual intuitions and unequalled perceptual innovations. Largely originating from the Calder Foundation’s preeminent collection, the objects on view include his signature wire sculpture, mobiles, and stabiles, as well as paintings and jewelry.

Despite Calder’s connections to the region and his larger-than-life legacy among artists of subsequent generations, Calder: Discipline of the Dance marks the artist’s first retrospective in Mexico in over twenty-five years.

Organized by Alexander S. C. Rower