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Calder-Picasso
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Calder-Picasso

From 19 February to 25 August 2019

Calder-Picasso

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Newman - Calder et Picasso
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Arnold Newman, « Portrait of Pablo Picasso », Vallauris, France, 1954 © Succession Picasso 2020 ; Arnold Newman, « Portrait of Alexander » Calder, Roxbury, CT, 1957 © 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / ADAGP, Paris

About the exhibition

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Affiche Calder-Picasso

Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso – two of the most seminal figures of twentieth-century art – innovated entirely new ways to perceive grand themes. While the resonances between them are filled with endless possibilities, a key connection can be found specifically in their exploration of the void, or the absence of space, which both artists defined from the figure through to abstraction. Calder and Picasso wanted to present or represent non-space, whether by giving definition to a subtraction of mass, as in Calder’s sculpture, or by expressing contortions of time, as in Picasso’s portraits. Calder externalized the void through curiosity and intellectual expansion, engaging unseen forces in ways that challenge dimensional limitations, or what he called -grandeur-immense-. Picasso personalized the exploration, focusing on the emotional inner self. He brought himself inside each character and collapsed the interpersonal space between author and subject. The exhibition will comprise approximately 120 works that explore how these two artists, each in his own very different ways, engaged with the void and all that it implies about a world where mass is unsettled by the absence of mass and where, at the center of anything and everything, what we discover is a vacuum.

The “Calder-Picasso” exhibition is organized in partnership with the Calder Foundation, New York, and the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA). It is a coproduction with the Museo Picasso Málaga where it will be held from September 24, 2019, to February 2, 2020.

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Selected artworks

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 Nu couché - MP219 - 18-543817
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Pablo Picasso, « Nu couché », 14 juin 1967, Huile sur toile, 195 x 130 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Le taureau - MP3342 - 02-013535
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Pablo Picasso, « Le taureau », 17 janvier 1946, Dessin à la plume, lavis, 32.7 x 44.4 cm, MP3342, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Petite Fille sautant à la corde - MP336 - 15-615608
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Pablo Picasso, « Petite Fille sautant à la corde », 1950, Bois , céramique , fer, plâtre, 152 x 65 x 66 cm, MP336, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Tête de Taureau - MP330 - 95-018061
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Pablo Picasso , « Tête de Taureau », Printemps 1942, Eléments originaux : selle et guidon en cuir et en métal, 33.5 x 43.5 x 19 cm, MP330, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Figure: projet pour un monument à Guillaume Apollinaire - MP264 - 18-532815
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Pablo Picasso, « Figure: projet pour un monument à Guillaume Apollinaire"», Automne 1928, 26 x 12 x 11 cm, Fil de fer, tôle, MP264, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Tête de femme  - MP291 - 97-022030
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Pablo Picasso, « Tête de femme », 1931, Plâtre original, 71.5 x 41 x 33 cm, MP291, Musée National Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Portrait de jeune fille - MP150 - 17-503947
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Pablo Picasso, « Portrait de jeune fille », 3 Avril 1936, Huile sur toile, 55 x 46 cm, MP150, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Nu couché - MP142 - 18-501848
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Pablo Picasso, « Nu couché », 4 Avril 1932, Huile sur toile, 130 x 161 cm, MP142, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Femme dans un fauteuil - MP1990-23 - 19-543881
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Pablo Picasso, « Femme dans un fauteuil », 2 Avril 1947, Huile sur toile, 92 x 72 cm, MP1990-23, Musée national Picasso-Paris

The curators

Claire Garnier
Director of collections and production at Musée national Picasso-Paris

Emilia Philippot
Curator at Musée national Picasso-Paris

Alexander S. C. Rower
Founder and president of the Calder Foundation

Bernard Ruiz-Picasso
Co-founder and co-chair of the Fundación Alminey Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA)

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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Calder
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso-Rutault

Musée national Picasso-Paris's conferences 

Each exhibition at the Musée national Picasso-Paris gives rise to a series of monthly lectures, free and open to everyone in an intimate format. Led by curators, professionals or researchers from a variety of disciplines, they are an opportunity to extend or deepen the themes and reflections addressed in the exhibitions.

Conférence des commissaires Alexander S. C. Rower et Bernard Ruiz-Picasso
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Conférence des commissaires Alexander S. C. Rower et Bernard Ruiz-Picasso (Exposition « Calder-Picasso »)

Catalogue

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The exhibition catalogue
Calder-Picasso
42 €
Language : french
Pages : 356 pages / 300 illustrations
Co-published by Musée national Picasso Paris and Skira

Available at Musée national Picasso-Paris, in bookshops and on Boutiques de Musées website