This is a major retrospective exhibition of the life and work of Alexander Archipenko, a maverick in modern sculpture, whose creations remain as important today as they were when they were initially conceived in the twentieth century. Drawn from major museum collections as well as private holdings, the exceptional objects chosen for this exhibition will convey the richness of Archipenko’s vision as a innovator of modern art. In addition to the art works, never-before exhibited examples from the artist’s archives, including annotated photographs of sculptures, sketches, installation views, patent drawings for his machine “Archipentura,” and lecture transcripts, will offer an unprecedented view into the artist’s creative process and philosophy.
Since 2002, Alexandra Keiser is the research curator at the Archipenko Foundation, where her responsibilities include the preparation of the Archipenko Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné. She received her M.A. from the University in Trier, and her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
September 22, 2015 – December 13, 2015
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL
January 22, 2016 – April 17, 2016
The Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
September 30, 2016 – December 11, 2016
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
January 28, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Mjellby Konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden
June 17, 2017 – September 17, 2017
Øregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark
September 29, 2017 – January 21, 2018