On the occasion of the exhibition Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland), Calder Foundation President, Alexander S. C. Rower, offers his thoughts about different elements of the show. Alexander S. C. Rower discusses the themes of exploration and innovation present in both Calder’s and Fischli/Weiss’s work; the delicate balances and equilibriums achieved in the works included in the show; rarely-seen works; his favorite moments in the exhibition; and Alexander Calder’s fascination with the circus.
The exhibition Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss at Fondation Beyeler focuses on the fleeting, precarious and exhilarating moment of fragile balance as expressed through the works of Calder and Fischli/Weiss in the early- and late-twentieth century, respectively. The exhibition is curated by Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator at the Fondation Beyeler, and developed in close cooperation with the Calder Foundation in New York and the artist Peter Fischli. The show runs until September 4, 2016.
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Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss at Fondation Beyeler / Interview with Alexander S. C. Rower. Interview: Mirjam Baitsch. Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Basel, Switzerland), May 28, 2016.
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