Galerie Thomas Modern at Paper Positions Munich
Following the great success of Paper Positions in Berlin, the art fair is also taking place in Munich from October 27 to 29, 2017.
In the centrally located Alte Bayerische Staatsbank, 35 international galleries are presenting their most significant artistic positions of contemporary and modern art with a focus on paper works.
Opening hours of Paper Positions: October 27 & 28, 11am to 7pm, October 29, 11am to 6pm.
Entrance fee: 15 Euro
- June 2, 2017 - Art Fairs
Galerie Thomas will be at Frieze Masters in London this year
As one of the leading international galleries for German Expressionism and Classic Modern, Galerie Thomas is proud to show a special presentation at the gallery's booth at Frieze Masters, focusing on the work of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró.
Calder and Miró meet for the first time in Paris in 1928, and until Calder's death, they remain present in each other's lives. Their friendship fostered an artistic dialogue on the edge of physics and poetry, a communication of free floating forms.
Close in compositional, formal and aesthetic approach, their respective oeuvres give resonance of Calder's and Miró's search for a new language in art, taking into account the influences of classical modern and surrealist achievements.
This artistic dialogue will be made visible by combining paintings, sculptures and works on paper of both artists at Galerie Thomas Modern's booth for Frieze Masters 2017.
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is among the most innovative creators of kinetic art of the 20th century. In 1926, when in Paris, Calder starts making sculptures of wire. He follows the spirit of that time by focussing on motion and time in his works. He was the first artist to build his aesthetic principles on these elements.
Joan Miró (1893-1983) gets in contact with the surrealists around André Breton, causing a deep change in his work. Step by step, Miró develops his characteristic pictorial language, full of dreamlike and fantastic creatures. Out of this rich imagination and poetic vision, the artist conceives his own cosmos.
"Why must art be static? The next step is sculpture in motion." - Alexander Calder