Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition: Alexander Calder and Fischli/Weiss

This exhibition is the third and final installment of a collaboration between the Fondation Beyeler and the Calder Foundation. It pairs American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898–1976) with the Swiss art duo Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) in an effort to provide a new perspective on Calder’s work. By juxtaposing a range of sculptures, installations, and films by these artists, organizers hope to reveal “fragile balance,” or the quality of hovering between stasis and collapse, as the visual and conceptual thread linking the work. While Calder’s stabiles and mobiles treat balance in a very literal sense, work by Fischli and Weiss addresses it metaphorically by simultaneously suggesting opposite states, such as chaos and order or chance and precision.

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