Centre Pompidou

Quel cirque!

18 Mar - 20 Jul 2009

Main de Calder animant un acrobate du Cirque, 1929
André Kertesz. Paris, Don de A.Kertesz
© Calder Foundation, New York/ADAGP, Paris 2009
An exhibition-workshop around Calder

March 18 2009 - July 20 2009
11h00 - 19h00

From the age of 6

As part of the exhibition "Alexander Calder, the Parisian Years, 1926-1933", a workshop exhibition is proposed for the young audiences in the Galeries des Enfants. "What a Circus"...
This area of new awareness focuses on the theme of the circus, where horse-drawn caravans, set up like real play areas, let children experiment with and approach the various themes of the artiste's body-movement language: balance, movement, lines, space and the use of simple and industrial materials.
Alexander Calder and his work will be showcased through photographic documents, quotations and films. With a series of fun devices that call for skilful handling, creation, installation, research and observation, children step inside the lyrical world of the artiste.
On Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and during the school holidays, a mediator will accompany young and old through this trail of discovery.

Tags: Alexander Calder