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Calder's Music: How The Mobile Changed The Sonic Arts

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Courtesy of Gryphon Rue

Courtesy of Gryphon Rue

Celebrate the closing week of Calder-Picasso with a special presentation by the artist and composer Gryphon Rue.  Hear Rue give a talk on how Alexander Calder's invention of the mobile changed music forever, influencing composers to develop new musical forms, strategies, and philosophies. Program will be followed by a live Q+A with exhibition curator Timothy Burgard. 
This event is part of Virtual Wednesdays, a weekly YouTube broadcast bringing you unique viewpoints exploring diversity, resilience, and creative spirit in the arts as we aim to reframe our exhibitions and collections. View upcoming Virtual Wednesdays programs.

About the Speaker

Gryphon Rue is an artist, composer, and curator working across disciplines. Rue performs in the audiovisual project Rue Bainbridge and in duo with sound artist Merche Blasco. Rue’s most recent book is Strange Attractor (pub. Inventory Press & Ballroom Marfa). Hosts Earmark on Montez Press Radio. Runs drone, a not-for-profit arts space located at 1 Hudson St, NYC. Films are distributed by The Film-Makers’ Cooperative. 

About the Exhibition

The de Young museum is the first American venue for the exhibition Calder-Picasso, which features more than 100 sculptures, paintings, drawings, and photographs. Conceived by the artists’ grandsons Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, it is the first major museum exhibition to explore the formal resonance between the works of Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), two of the most innovative and influential figures of the twentieth century. While the resonances between them are filled with endless possibilities, this exhibition compellingly presents their explorations of the void, or the absence of space, from the figure through to abstraction. 

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