Richard Serra

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Richard Serra, who was born in San Francisco in 1938, has been one of the most influential contemporary artists for over four decades. The exhibition turns the focus on a subset of his oeuvre that has not received the attention it merits from exhibition-makers in Europe and beyond: Serra’s films and videotapes.Between 1968 and 1979, the artist produced fifteen films and videos. They provided vital impulses for the artistic and experimental use of both media. Serra moreover recruited several people to work with him on these works who went on to distinguished careers in the fields of visual art and filmmaking, including Joan Jonas, Nancy Holt, and Babette Mangolte.On view for more than four months, the exhibition will be the first to present almost the entire material, which runs to just over five hours, in the original formats. The project aims to introduce a broader audience to Serra’s films and videos and lay the groundwork for additional scholarly research.Serra is best known for the sometimes monumental steel outdoor sculptures he has made since the 1970s; several of these works sparked public controversy. He has also created countless sculptures for indoor spaces such as the so-called Splash and Prop Pieces as well as (often site-specific) works on paper.

Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
4010 Basel
Switzerland
+41-(0)61-206 62 62
http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/exhibitions/upcoming/...

Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

15.06.2017 - 18.06.2017
Rhypark basel
Muehlhauserstrasse 17 / only 7 minutes from the Art Basel fair-ground/ Messeplatz Tram 14 and 1
Basel

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16.06.2017 - 18.06.2017
Rhypark Basel , Muelhauserstr. 17, 4056 Basel, Tram 1 or 11
Muelhauserstr. 17,


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19.05.2017 - 13.08.2017
Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
Basel

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29.04.2017 - 14.05.2017
Kulturhaus Bäch SZ
Seestrasse 68
Bäch SZ

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16.09.2017 - 21.01.2018
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Basel

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10.03.2017 - 05.06.2017
Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 12
Bern

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24.02.2017 - 14.05.2017
Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
Basel

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11.08.2017 - 11.03.2018
07.10.2017 - 07.01.2018
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Basel

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02.11.2017 - 04.03.2018
10.06.2017 - 10.09.2017
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Basel

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28.04.2017 - 11.06.2017
Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 12
Bern

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20.05.2017 - 15.10.2017
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Basel

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10.06.2016 - 24.09.2017
Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
Basel

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02.06.2017 - 27.08.2017

Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
Basel

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27.10.2017 - 28.01.2018
13.04.2017 - 09.07.2017
28.04.2017 - 11.06.2017
Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 12
Bern

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Richard Serra Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Main address: Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60 4010 Basel, Switzerland Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst St. Alban-Graben 16 / St. Alban-Rheinweg 60 4010 Basel, Switzerland Richard Serra, who was born in San Francisco in 1938, has been one of the most influential contemporary artists for over four decades. The exhibition turns the focus on a subset of his oeuvre that has not received the attention it merits from exhibition-makers in Europe and beyond: Serra’s films and videotapes.Between 1968 and 1979, the artist produced fifteen films and videos. They provided vital impulses for the artistic and experimental use of both media. Serra moreover recruited several people to work with him on these works who went on to distinguished careers in the fields of visual art and filmmaking, including Joan Jonas, Nancy Holt, and Babette Mangolte.On view for more than four months, the exhibition will be the first to present almost the entire material, which runs to just over five hours, in the original formats. The project aims to introduce a broader audience to Serra’s films and videos and lay the groundwork for additional scholarly research.Serra is best known for the sometimes monumental steel outdoor sculptures he has made since the 1970s; several of these works sparked public controversy. He has also created countless sculptures for indoor spaces such as the so-called Splash and Prop Pieces as well as (often site-specific) works on paper. Book tickets