Calder and Contemporary Art II: Sculpting with Air

October 16, 2010

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Martin Boyce, Fear Meets the Soul, 2008. Courtesy the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Photo by Jean Vong.

Modern master Alexander Calder treated air as material, mobility as strategy, and sculptural form as precariously balanced prop. In this closing conversation, UCLA professor and art historian George Baker and Glasgow-based artist Martin Boyce look at the roots of these approaches in Calder’s sculptures and in Boyce’s own work, and help us consider their current relevance in an increasingly provisional, weightless and contingent world.

This program is made possible in part by Emerge, a donor affinity group that supports the education, exhibition, and acquisition programs of the MCA. This lecture is also made possible through the continuing support of the Friends of Edwin A. Bergman Fund.

 


Recorded on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the MCA Theater.