New York, 6/3/2007 - 9/10/2007
Richard Serra started using unconventional,
industrial materials such as steel in his work 40
years ago. Since then, his sculpture has evolved
from objects such as belts, doors and plinths
into large-scale, site-specific works that consider
space and architecture.
This retrospective, bringing together sculptures from
the late 1960s up to the present, reveals the
inventiveness and intellect informing Serra's work.
It also includes three new works, 'Band',
'Sequence' and 'Torqued Torus Inversion.' Made
last year for the exhibition, these three curving,
walk-through steel works with curving bands, spirals
or conical sections challenge perceptions and
psychological feelings toward space and surface
movement. The curving, twisting forms express
Serra's fascination with creating curvature in the city
of New York, which is characterised by its right
angles, and his desire for visitors to experience,
mentally and physically, the impact and volumes
of sculptural configurations.
Occupying the second and sixth floor of the MoMA,
with two other sculptures in the Sculpture Garden,
the exhibition highlights how Serra's sculptures
interact with both exterior and interior environments.
June 3 through September 10, 2007
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019-5497
Tel.+ 1 212 708 9400