July 26, 2008

Wearable Calder

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Calder, an exhibition of his jewelry is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The show’s curator Elisabeth Agro said that Space to Calder “is about occupying space. And he just sees the body as a grounding element for this other aspect of his work. Not that the body gets in the way—the body is one part of this larger work of art, when you put it on.” The master of mobiles brought his artistry down to a more intimate level.