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“To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there’s no such thing as perfect.” Alexander Calder, an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents, was born on July 22, 1898.
One of my earliest travel memories is an afternoon I spent with my dad in Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal in 1981. I was seven years old, and on what was to be my first trip to see my Montreal Expos, a major league baseball strike killed those games (why I still love this sport is beyond me – strikes took away my first games as a child and then my team for good as an adult), leaving us with some extra time to explore the city. 635 more words
Fondation Beyeler in Basel presents Calder and Fischli/Weiss, an exhibition that focuses on the precarious fragile balance as expressed through the works of Calder and Fischli/Weiss, turning the relationship between gravity and weightlessness into something viewers can experience in a new perspective as a remarkably vibrant process. 130 more words