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Calder at the Rijksmuseum, October 4, 2014
On a sunny day in early October, I dragged myself from my sickbed and took Roeland to go see the Calder exhibition in the gardens of the Rijksmuseums. I'm a big fan of Alexander Calder, ever since I saw a documentary on him years ago. I've seen his work in many different museums and am known to scare museum guards by the way I squeal and come running when I spot one of his artworks.
There were 18 of his works on display; 4 inside the museum, 14 outside. I'm not a 100% sure, but I think they were all new to me. The mobiles and stabiles are always my favorites. I love their balance and their dynamics, with the moving parts. The selection came from many different collections and was made by Alfred Pacquement, former director of Centre Pompidou.
Janey Waney, 1969
Untitled II, 1954/1970
Tamanoir, 1963. This anteter-like stabile is the only monumental sculpture of Calder that permanently resides in The Netherlands.
The dog, 1958
Five empties, 1973
Spunk of the monk, 1964
Les trois ailes, 1963
Some of the works were displayed in the entrance hall of the museum. I missed out on the one in the library.
Untitled (mobile du garage), about 1954
Jerusalem stabile, 1976
Le 31 janvier, 1950
Afterwards we did some hanging out at the museum square with ice cream.