[Image: "Un effet du japonais" (1941) Sheet metal, wire, rod, and paint 203.2 × 203.2 × 121.9cm]

Alexander Calder Exhibition

Azabudai Hills Gallery
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Alexander Calder
This exhibition featuring Alexander Calder's artwork marks approximately 35 years since his last solo exhibition in Tokyo.

The exhibition explores the enduring resonance between Calder's art and Japanese tradition and aesthetics, representing Calder's iconic works alongside Japanese cultural elements. Curated by Alexander S.C. Rower, Chairman of the Calder Foundation in New York, in collaboration with Pace Gallery, the exhibition comprises around 100 artworks from the Calder Foundation's collection, spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s. Visitors can expect to see a wide range of works including mobiles, stabiles, standing mobiles, oil paintings, and drawings.

Although Calder never visited Japan during his lifetime, his works have been embraced by many Japanese artists and poets. Over 20 of his works are currently held in 18 museums across Japan. The exhibition's venue design, created by Stephanie Goto, an architect based in New York and a longtime collaborator of the Calder Foundation, incorporates elements and materials from Japanese architecture elegantly and modernly into the exhibition space, inspired by Calder's collaborative spirit with great architects of his time and based on geometric principles like the 3:4:5 right triangle.

This exhibition is part of a partnership between Pace Gallery, which will open in July 2024 within Azabudai Hills, and the Azabudai Hills Gallery. Pace Gallery has closely collaborated with the Calder Estate since 1984, organizing numerous Calder exhibitions worldwide, including in Hong Kong and Seoul. Alongside the Tokyo exhibition, a bilingual catalog will be published by Pace Publishing.


May 30 (Thu) 2024-Sep 6 (Fri) 2024 

Opening Hours Information

FeeAdults ¥1500, University Students ¥1200, High School Students ¥1000, Junior High School Students and Under free.
VenueAzabudai Hills Gallery
LocationMBF Azabudai Hills Garden Plaza A, 5-8-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001
Access1 minute walk from exit 2 at Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya line, 9 minute walk from exit 2 at Roppongi-itchome Station on the Namboku line.
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