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The Art of Perception: Richard Serra's Films Related Press The Art of Perception: Richard Serra's Films 30 October 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

Most of Serra 's early film work focuses on tasks in short bursts: a hand catches lead, two hands untie themselves from a rope bind, two pairs of hands pick up lead filings, Tina turns. The length of time it takes to complete a task is based on elements that are hard to quantify but solid enough that one can expect an endpoint (two or three...

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LOOSE CANON Related Press LOOSE CANON 21 October 2019, ARTFORUM

IN JUNE, NEW YORK'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART WENT DARK to put the finishing touches on its contentious five-year expansion, which promised to put $450 million and 47,000 square feet of Diller Scofidio + Renfro architecture toward fostering a 'deeper experience of art' across boundaries of media, geography, and identity. Today, MoMA emerges from its...

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New York's MoMA unveils $450m expansion and 'remix' of collection Related Press New York's MoMA unveils $450m expansion and 'remix' of collection 10 October 2019, The Guardian

New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) unveiled its new $450m expansion on Thursday in a revamp of the gallery – including a radical "remix" of its permanent collection, which will see famous works exhibited alongside those of lesser-known artists. The popular Manhattan museum, which attracts 3 million visitors a year, has been closed...

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ArtSeen Richard Serra Related Press ArtSeen Richard Serra 2 October 2019, The Brooklyn Rail

Sculptors have always had it tough. Any unique instance of exploratory form in three-dimensions ultimately can't compete with the diverse world of objects and the inexorable gravity that pressurizes it all into our consciousness. Historical ways to outwit this "outside" pressure have ranged from twisting an animated mimesis from the...

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Richard Serra Museum Boijmans / Rotterdam Related Press Richard Serra Museum Boijmans / Rotterdam 22 September 2017, Flash Art

The exhibition "Richard Serra: Drawings 2015-2017" at Museum Boijmans presents a large corpus of works on paper which reveals the extent of Serra's research on space in relation to the art object. In "Sculpture in the Expanded Field" (October vol.8, Spring 1979) Rosalind Krauss included Serra among the first artists to...

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Art Basel Week 2017: What to See Related Press Art Basel Week 2017: What to See 16 June 2017, Whitewall

Outside of the fairs this week, don't miss the exhibitions on view at Basel's tops museums and institutions, including Wolfgang Tillmans, Wim Delvoye, Jérôme Zonder, Yan Xing and Richard Serra, amongst others.

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Kunstmuseum Basel presents Serra as you’ve never seen him Related Press Kunstmuseum Basel presents Serra as you’ve never seen him 14 June 2017, The Art Newspaper

The US artist Richard Serra, known for his graceful yet powerful monumental steel sculptures, has not made a film or video work since 1979, which may explain why this part of his career is sometimes overlooked, says Søren Grammel, the organiser of Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes, at the Kunstmuseum Basel, which runs until 15 October.

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Avram Fefer on making music with Richard Serra sculptures Related Press Avram Fefer on making music with Richard Serra sculptures 27 November 2016, ARTnews

Together with a small group of spectators and a couple cameramen, I recently watched the New York-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Avram Fefer play music in and around a Richard Serra sculpture at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea. The rust-colored sculpture, titled NJ-1, coils in on itself and took up most of the gallery floor, with the rest of...

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Contemplating perfection and imperfection at Dia:Beacon Related Press Contemplating perfection and imperfection at Dia:Beacon 18 July 2016, Hyperallergic

A visit last weekend to Dia:Beacon, the vast repository of Minimalist art on the east bank of the Hudson River, brought home once more the complexities and contradictions of a movement whose goal was to be as plain as the nose on your face. It also underscored the ways in which reductivism — whose puritanical bent has been frequently...

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Grey matter: Richard Serra's 'Ramble Drawings' at Gagosian Gallery, Paris Related Press Grey matter: Richard Serra's 'Ramble Drawings' at Gagosian Gallery, Paris 9 February 2016, Wallpaper*

Richard Serra's Ramble Drawings – on show at at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris – are neither accompanied by text nor any commentary from their maker. The new series, which follows a similar show last fall in New York, presents a meditation of sorts on Kazimir Malevich’s black square; drawing after drawing in black...

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 The rise of Dansaekhwa Related Press The rise of Dansaekhwa 21 January 2016, MutualArt

Dansaekhwa and Minimalism, which opened January 16 at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, is the latest in a series of exhibitions and publications devoted to the Korean monochrome painting movement sweeping the globe of late. While Dansaekhwa (also spelled “Tansaekhwa”) emerged somewhat concurrently with American Minimalism, this is the...

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Richard Serra Awarded The Prestigious French Legion of Honour Related Press Richard Serra Awarded The Prestigious French Legion of Honour 3 June 2015, Artlyst

The artist Richard Serra has received France's highest honour, the insignia of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour, at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. “This is truly an unexpected award and I am very honoured,” Serra stated to the Art Newspaper. The Legion of Honour was created in 1802 by Napoleon...

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The Brands in Art Basel’s Orbit Related Press The Brands in Art Basel’s Orbit 11 March 2015, The New York Times

When visitors arrive at Art Basel Hong Kong this month, they will be able to explore artwork by Richard Serra, Keith Haring and Ai Weiwei - along with a plethora of luxury brands decked out to show their artistic side. Davidoff, the cigar company, will be on hand selling humidor boxes designed by the French artist Lison de Caunes, at 19,500 euros...

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Looking Back: Top 10 Contemporary Art Exhibits In 2013 Related Press Looking Back: Top 10 Contemporary Art Exhibits In 2013 15 January 2014, Stephen Knudsen for The Huffington Post / 02 January 2014

I can't think of a better way to open myself up to the slings and arrows of rebuke than making a top ten list like this. But someone did ask me to list the five best 2013 exhibits off the top of my head. I took them up on that and then added five more. If memorability is in fact, as Henry Geldzahler claimed, a good measure of aesthetic...

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Vanity Fair's Greatest Living Artists Related Press Vanity Fair's Greatest Living Artists 13 November 2013, Huffington Post / 04 November 2013

Vanity Fair recently released a very compact compendium of the greatest living artists -- all six of them. The chosen ones, selected by V.F.'s opinion crew of "top artists, academics, and curators," are as Mark Stevens explained: "The intent was not to identify once and for all the six most important living artists. No one...

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