Richard Serra
Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes
2017
Solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel

May 20 - October 15

Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes presents 16 works made between 1968 and 1979. The exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's films, and screens the works in their original 16mm format.

As Ken Johnson wrote in The New York Times, Serra's early films "insist on material conditions." Created in the same period as his initial experiments with materials such as vulcanized rubber and lead, Serra's films anticipate his ongoing focus on the spatial and temporal properties of sculpture. Included in this exhibition is the artist's first film, Hand Catching Lead (1968), which reflects his distinctive interest in the interplay of gravity and material.