Remembering Erwin Hauer, master of architectural sculpture

Austrian-American sculptor Erwin Hauer passed away on December 22, 2017, aged 91. Born in 1926, in Vienna, he studied at the Rhode Island School of Design then was invited by Josef Albers to study at Yale University in 1956. Mixing modularity with a mathematical expressiveness, inspired by Henry Moore and the Constructivist sculptors Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner, Hauer cast his architectural sculptures from molds in concrete, gypsum and acrylic resin. His screens became emblematic of modernism.

Le design sculptural d’Isamu Noguchi: On becoming an Artist

Un enfant du siècle, le designer et sculpteur Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) s'est lié d'amitié et a collaboré avec nombre d'artistes de talent. Amy Wolf s'est penchée sur les relations entretenues par ce dernier avec des grands noms de l'art contemporain, de la danse, de l'architecture et du design pour mettre au point cette exposition. "On becoming and artist: Isamu Noguchi and his contemporaries" explore la période allant de 1922 à 1960, au gré de ses rencontres avec Achille Gorky, Alexander Calder, Constantin Brancusi (il eut l'opportunité, grâce à une bourse Guggenheim, de travailler dans son atelier parisien au début des années 1920), Frida Kahlo, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, l'architecte Louis Kahn, et beaucoup d'autres. A child of the century, designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) befriended and worked with quite a deal of talented artists. Noguchi’s most important artistic relationships with influential figures in art, dance, architecture and design have been studied by curator Amy Wolf in order to set up this exhibition; "On becoming and artist: Isamu Noguchi and his contemporaries" focuses on the 1922 to 1960 period, when the American designer was collaborating with Arshile Gorky, Alexander Calder, Constantin Brancusi (we worked as an apprentice for Brancusi in Paris in the early 1920's, thanks to his Guggenheim Fellowship), Frida Kahlo, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, architect Louis Kahn, and many others.