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Calder and Contemporary Art II: Sculpting with Air


Martin Boyce

Martin Boyce, Fear Meets the Soul, 2008. Courtesy the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Modern Institute/Toby Webster, Ltd., Glasgow. Photo: Jean Vong

Modern master Alexander Calder treated air as material, mobility as strategy, and sculptural form as carefully 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. Recorded Saturday, October 16, 2010, 3 pm.