Zurich - Exhibition

Alexander Calder & David Smith

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

12 Jun 201716 Sep 2017

The gallery presents a group show uniting the works by the two great sculpturers Alexander Calder and David Smith. Hauser & Wirth exhibits works by Calder since 1992, and represents the estate of David Smith since 2015.

The surrealist artist Calder is famous for his “mobiles” – seemingly moving works, that are constructed out of delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents. As a counterpart, he created so called “stabiles” – monumental stationary sculptures. He experimented in the fields of kinetic art and was fascinated by the contrasting dynamics between standstill and motion.

Smith, as an abstract expressionist, is best known for his large geometric sculptures. He can be seen as a pivotal artist in the dialogue between Europe and America, a dialog that is a focal point of the gallery’s program.

Since 2015, Hauser & Wirth is representing the estate of David Smith, and works closely together with the Smith family to ensure the artist’s international presence in the contemporary art world.

  • Alexander Calder, Demi Gondola. Courtesy The Arthur and Anita Kahn CollectionAlexander Calder, Demi Gondola. Courtesy The Arthur and Anita Kahn Collection

Related Artists

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

David Smith

Special Events

Destination: Zurich
Where: Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Opening reception

Contacts & Details

mon, tue, wed, thu, fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm




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