NEW YORK—Making its North American premiere tomorrow at Film Forum in New York is a documentary about Richard Serra. Directed by Maria Anna Tappeiner the 94 minute documentary follows the production of the artist’s $20 million Guggenheim Bilbao commission The Matter of Time, installed indefinitely in 2005.
RICHARD SERRA’S monumental steel sculptures are among the defining works of art of our time. Serra is wonder fully articulate, whether talking about his early paintings, Brancusi’s influence upon him, the historical context in which his work developed, or the public controversies and even hostility his art has engendered. He elucidates how “matter imposes form on form,” the unique qualities of steel, and how a space may move simultaneously in two directions — with a lexicon that includes gravitational vectors, open and closed volume, tectonics, conical sections and torquing elipses. An installation of several immensely heavy steel plates (40 tons each) at the Bilbao Museum highlights this elegant portrait of the art world’s man of steel.
The film will be showing for two week starting tomorrow with special showings on:
WED, AUG 20, 8:00 SHOW:
Introduced by Dia Art Foundation’s LYNNE COOKE,
Co-Curator of Serra’s 2007 MoMA Retrospective
TUES, SEPT 2, 8:00 SHOW:
Introduced by MoMA’s JANE PANETTA
“Fascinating!” – New York magazine
“One of the world’s greatest living American artists… (his work), without ever betraying its principles or playing to the crowd, has become plainly, inescapably, pleasurable… At the dawn of the 21st century, an era of cyberspace, reproduction and the Internet, no one is doing more to make work that stands for the ancient and mysterious power of the real.”
– TIME Magazine
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