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Jeff Koons, Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Dr. JK Silver Series), 1985 © Jeff Koons

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Heaven and Earth
Alexander Calder and Jeff Koons

October 21, 2017–March 24, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
mcachicago.org

This exhibition brings together a selection of works from two contemporary art icons, allowing viewers to experience their sculptures in playful and unexpected ways.

Jeff Koons, Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Dr. JK Silver Series), 1985 © Jeff Koons

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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100 Years of Kinetic Art

September 22, 2018–January 20, 2019
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
www.kunsthal.nl

Action<–>Reaction: 100 Years of Kinetic Art covers a wide range of kinetic art and offers visitors an opportunity to experience work that appeals to all of the senses. The exhibition is a revival of the successful 2013 Paris exhibition Dynamo. Work by Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and Carsten Höller is included.

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Alexander Calder, Composition (Pyramids and Sun on Target), 1973 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Hot Sun, Late Sun. Untamed Modernism

April 21–October 28, 2018
Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, France
www.fondation-vincentvangogh-arles.org

This thematic exhibition explores light, understood as a metaphor illuminating the relationships between artists and the Mediterranean region, home to experimentation, modernism, and postmodernism. Work by Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso will be included.

Alexander Calder, Composition (Pyramids and Sun on Target), 1973 © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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MoMA at NGV
130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

June 9–October 8, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the museum’s iconic collection. Two hundred key works will be arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections. The exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation through to the digital and global present. Work by Alexander Calder, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol will be included.

Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio, 1963 © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano

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Floating Worlds

September 20, 2017–January 7, 2018
14th Biennale de Lyon, France
www.biennaledelyon.com

Curator Emma Lavigne, director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, reinterprets the term modern, setting it in the context of a fluid and extended modernity. The Biennale explores the legacy and reach of the concept of the modern in today’s art. Work by Davide Balula, Alexander Calder, and Lucio Fontana is included.

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio, 1963 © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano

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