Conference overview April 8 events April 9 events Participants Registration & info Calder on Grounds
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  hy not plastic forms in motion?
Not a simple translatory or rotary motion but several motions of different types, speeds and amplitudes composing to make a resultant whole.
Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions.

– Calder, 1933
capturing movement, a conference exploring art, science, and innovation through the work of Alexander Calder, to be held April 8 & 9, 2010.
  Alexander Calder with mobile, 1948
Alexander Calder assembling Nine Discs. Roxbury, CT. 1938   Alexander Calder in his Paris studio, 14 rue de la Colonie, fall 1931 Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1944
     

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) transformed the history of art by capturing real movement using unconventional materials and the ideal beauty of abstract forms. The artist’s work is the point of departure for this transdisciplinary conference exploring art, science, and innovation at U.Va.

Participants include: Alexander S.C. Rower, President, Calder Foundation; Arnauld Pierre, Professor, Art History, Université de Paris - Sorbonne (Paris IV); Peter Steinberg, Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory; Žilvinas Kempinas, artist; Mark Mitton, magician; Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Vice Provost for the Arts; Thomas C. Skalak, Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Vice President for Research; Hilary Bart-Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Ricky Patterson, Senior Scientist, Department of Astronomy; Petra Reinke, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering; Silvia Salinas Blemker, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; LaVahn Hoh, Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Drama; Rose Beauchamp, Lecturer in Dance; Jody Kielbasa, Director, Virginia Film Festival; Matthew Affron, Associate Professor, Department of Art & Curator of Modern Art and Academic Curator.

 

Images above left to right:
- Alexander Calder assembling Nine Discs. Roxbury, CT. 1938. Photo by Herbert Matter.
   Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY. Herbert Matter © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, NY.
   Alexander Calder © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, NY.
- Alexander Calder with mobile, 1948. Photo by Gordon Parks. Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY.
   Insert Gordon Parks © info here. Alexander Calder © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, N©Y.
- Alexander Calder in his Paris studio, 14 rue de la Colonie, fall 1931. Photo by Marc Vaux.
   Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY. Insert Marc Vaux © info here.
   Alexander Calder © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, NY.
- Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1944. Photo by Eric Schaal. Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY.
   © 2010 Estate of Eric Schaal / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
   Alexander Calder © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, NY.

Slide show images:
- Alexander Calder in his Paris studio, 14 rue de la Colonie, fall 1931. Photo by Marc Vaux.
   Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY. © Marc Vaux.
   Alexander Calder © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, NY.
- Alexander Calder in his Roxbury studio, 1944. Photo by Eric Schaal. Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY.
   Insert Eric Schaal © info here. Alexander Calder © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, NY.
- Alexander Calder with mobile, 1948. Photo by Gordon Parks. Photo credit: Calder Foundation, NY / Art Resource, NY.
  Gordon Parks (1912-2006) © Copyright. Alexander Calder © 2010 Calder Foundation, NY / ARS, NY.