London SE1 9TG
November 11, 2015 – April 3, 2016
While the initial press coverage has certainly died down and fans of Calder's work have surely seen the show, Performing Sculpture at London's Tate Modern has almost two months of its lengthy run to go. Charting the evolution of the American sculptor's practice, from early wire forms to his career-defining mobiles, the exhibition uses pieces from museums around the world to tell the story of one modernism's most important figures. With a strong focus on the 1930s and early '40s, particular attention is paid to the Cirque Calder performances that captured the imagination of the Parisian avant-garde; a revelatory visit to Piet Mondrian's studio; and the essential role of motion. If you live in London or find yourself in the capital before April 3rd, you really should make time to go. Like the Agnes Martin retrospective that preceded it, this is not something to be missed.