Hauser & Wirth Zürich is presenting ‘Transparence: Calder / Picabia’, a historic exhibition that reveals, for the first time, the remarkable dialogue between Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) and Francis Picabia (1879 – 1953), two great innovators of twentieth-century modernism. Featuring works that range from the late 1920s until the 1970s, the exhibition creates an interface between Calder’s radical exploration of transparency in sculpture and Picabia’s Transparences (Transparencies) and later paintings. Working in close collaboration with the Calder Foundation to realise this unique exhibition, Hauser & Wirth once again revisits two artists who have been part of its history. The gallery’s very first exhibition in 1992 in Zurich brought together Calder’s mobiles and gouaches with the sculptures and paintings of his lifelong friend Joan Miró. Picabia, for his part, has been the focus of two h

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