Constantin Brancusi & Richard Serra at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, brings together two of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. Both the oeuvre of Constantin Brancusi and the work of Richard Serra are shown in a comprehensive exhibition. Vernissage TV takes us inside the exhibition preview on May 21, 2011.
The Long Dissolve by Burt Barr
A Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. Inspired by the popularity and quirkiness of Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, the editors of Artspace composed one to reveal another side of their favorite artists. Shortened versions can be found on several of the Artspace artist pages, and from time to time we’ll run the complete interviews on A+. Our eighth artist is Burt Barr
Richard Serra’s drawing retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York offers a dynamic overview of his 40 years of experimentation with process, materials, scale and perception of space on paper and in monumental installations of black, oil-sticked canvases stapled directly to the gallery walls. One of the special features of the comprehensive show is a selection of 28 of Serra’s sketchbooks, which are on view in the final gallery. Artspace editor Paul Laster queried the artist about the drawing notebooks at the Met.