Jean Arp, Head and Shell (Tête et coquille), ca. 1933, polished brass, 19.7 cm high. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 76.2553 PG 54
The exhibition will present a compelling new look at an artist whose experimental approach to the creative process and radical rethinking of traditional art forms resonate with the wide-ranging character of art today. Over a career spanning over six decades, Jean (Hans) Arp (1886–1966) produced an influential body of work in a rich variety of materials and formats. A founder of Dada, he developed a vocabulary of curving, organic forms that moved fluidly between abstraction and representation and became a point of reference for subsequent generations of artists. The exhibition is organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, first venue of the show.