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Calder

Alexander. 1898--1976, US sculptor, who originated mobiles and stabiles (moving or static abstract sculptures, generally suspended from wire).
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The strong man, whose muscular substance was evoked with the single piece of wire like a pencil line, answered (as Calder acknowledged in 1929) Modigliani's pronouncement to the pre-war Futurists: 'Objects behind other objects should not be lost to view, but should be shown through the others by making the latter transparent.
Borchardt-Hume acknowledges that Calder turned our notion of sculpture--'that it is bound by gravity, defined by volume'--upside down.
He points to Haroon Mirza, the latest winner of the Calder Prize (awarded by the Calder Foundation to a young artist perpetuating Calder's spirit), who is best known for his sound-based sculptural installations.
When asked about the inspiration for his mobiles, Calder always cited his visit to Mondrian's studio in 1930.
La Muerte (mexicana) no pudo ser mejor elegida por Calders para entrar a la conformacion psicosocial del pueblo mexicano y crear un retrato sobrecogedor del mismo.
De ahi en adelante, Calders hara toda una hilarante metafora de la lucha por la supervivencia en una sociedad maniatada a un progreso siempre parcial.
Sus personajes son perfectamente coherentes y la prosa vivida de Calders constituye un agudo entramado de reflexiones y vivisecciones.
En su lucido y completisimo Prologo, titulado "A proposito de Cataluna en Guanajuato y de los escritores catalanes en el exilio mexicano", Joseph Bargallo, director del Institut Ramon Llull, afirma que Calders quien en 1939 sale de Francia a Mexico, para vivir su exilio durante veintitres anos, y cuya obra ha'sido traducida a trece idiomas es "el narrador mas internacional de los catalanes exiliados en Mexico .
1 started it around the time I started the Calder Foundation in '87.
As well as maintaining a large collection of Calder's work and an archive, the Calder Foundation has undertaken a catalogue raisonne, a project initiated and overseen by Mr Rower.
Despite the ambition of its programmes and projects--which include the biennial Calder Prize, awarded to an innovative young artist of proven potential--the Calder Foundation is small, with a staff of only 12.
The foundation also adds to the impressive collection of art that Calder left on his death.