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Richard Serra

Transmitter

September 18, 2021–December 22, 2022
Le Bourget

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Richard Serra, Transmitter, 2020 Weatherproof steel, 13 feet 2 inches × 58 feet 2 inches × 59 feet 10 inches (4 × 17.7 × 18.2 m), plates: 2 inches (5 cm) thick© 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Richard Serra, Transmitter, 2020

Weatherproof steel, 13 feet 2 inches × 58 feet 2 inches × 59 feet 10 inches (4 × 17.7 × 18.2 m), plates: 2 inches (5 cm) thick
© 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Richard Serra, Transmitter, 2020 (detail) Weatherproof steel, 13 feet 2 inches × 58 feet 2 inches × 59 feet 10 inches (4 × 17.7 × 18.2 m), plates: 2 inches (5 cm) thick© 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Richard Serra, Transmitter, 2020 (detail)

Weatherproof steel, 13 feet 2 inches × 58 feet 2 inches × 59 feet 10 inches (4 × 17.7 × 18.2 m), plates: 2 inches (5 cm) thick
© 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Thomas Lannes

About

I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.
—Richard Serra

Gagosian is pleased to present a new sculpture by Richard Serra.

Made of weatherproof steel, Transmitter (2020) measures 4 meters in height, 17.7 meters in width, and 18.2 meters in length, and will be installed in Gagosian Le Bourget’s vast main exhibition space.

In collaboration with the gallery, the Centre Pompidou in Paris will present a three-day retrospective in early 2022 of Serra’s films and videos, drawn from the museum’s collection as well as from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This is the first time that all of the artist’s film and video work will be shown together in Paris. The screenings will be held in Cinéma 2 of the Centre Pompidou.

Je considère l’espace comme un matériau. L’articulation de l’espace a pris le pas sur dautres préoccupations. J’essaie d’utiliser la forme sculpturale pour rendre l’espace distinct. 
—Richard Serra

Gagosian est heureuse de présenter une nouvelle sculpture de Richard Serra.

Conçue en acier résistant à la corrosion atmosphérique, Transmitter (2020) mesure 4 mètres de haut, 17,7 mètres de large et 18,2 mètres de long et sera installée dans l’immense espace d’exposition principal de Gagosian Le Bourget.

En collaboration avec la galerie, le Centre Pompidou à Paris présentera sur trois jours, début 2022, une rétrospective des films et des vidéos de Serra, issues des collections du musée ainsi que des collections du Museum of Modern Art de New York. Pour la première fois à Paris l’ensemble du travail cinématographique de l’artiste sera présenté au public. Les projections auront lieu au Cinéma 2 du Centre Pompidou.

Presse

Karla Otto
Michel Hakimian
michel.hakimian@karlaotto.com
+33 1 42 61 34 36

Ottavia Palomba
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+33 1 42 61 34 36

Gagosian
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Press

Karla Otto
Michel Hakimian
michel.hakimian@karlaotto.com
+33 1 42 61 34 36

Ottavia Palomba
ottavia.palomba@karlaotto.com
+33 1 42 61 34 36

Gagosian
pressparis@gagosian.com
+33 1 75 00 05 92

Richard Serra: Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Alina Ibragimova

Richard Serra: Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Alina Ibragimova

Violinist Alina Ibragimova performs Bach’s Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G Major: Adagio (BWV 1001, c. 1720) from within Richard Serra’s sculpture Transmitter (2020) at Gagosian, Le Bourget. Organized by Bold Tendencies, a nonprofit organization that commissions artists to produce site-specific projects and present performances, in collaboration with Gagosian, this recorded performance took place on May 8, 2022 before a live concert of Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time, 1941).

Richard Serra: Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Mario Brunello

Richard Serra: Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Mario Brunello

Cellist Mario Brunello performs Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major: Prelude (BWV 1007, c. 1717–23) within Richard Serra’s sculpture Transmitter (2020) at Gagosian, Le Bourget. Organized by Bold Tendencies—a nonprofit that commissions artists to produce site-specific projects and present performances—in collaboration with Gagosian, this recorded performance took place on May 8, 2022, before a live concert of Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time, 1941).

Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly, Winter 2022

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022

The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.

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From Richard Serra: Trevor Noah’s Message Against Racial Injustice

In response to enduring racial injustices and the recent widespread civil unrest, Richard Serra urges people to watch this video commentary by Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show.

Richard Serra, Hands Scraping, 1968, film still.

The Art of Perception: Richard Serra’s Films

For eleven years, from 1968 to 1979, Richard Serra created a collection of films and videos that felt out the uncharted phenomenological boundaries of the medium. Carlos Valladares explores a selection of these works.

The cover of the Fall 2019 Gagosian Quarterly magazine. Artwork by Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.

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Richard Serra, Transmitter, 2020 © 2022 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Performance

Quartet for the End of Time
in Richard Serra’s “Transmitter”

Sunday, May 8, 2022, 4pm
Gagosian, Le Bourget

Join Gagosian and Bold Tendencies, a nonprofit organization that commissions artists to produce site-specific projects and present performances, for a live concert of Olivier Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). Written in 1941 during the French composer’s imprisonment in a German labor camp, the powerful piece comprises eight movements for clarinet, violin, cello and piano. It will be performed by musicians Nicolas Baldeyrou, Mario Brunello, Alina Ibragimova, and Samson Tsoy both within and beside Richard Serra’s sculpture Transmitter (2020), creating a dialogue between sound, material, and space. To attend the event, register at eventbrite.com.

Richard Serra, Transmitter, 2020 © 2022 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Richard Serra, Hand Catching Lead, 1968 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2022 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Screening

The Films and Videos of Richard Serra

January 5, 7, 8, and 9, 2022
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

In conjunction with the installation of Richard Serra’s sculpture Transmitter (2020) at Gagosian, Le Bourget, the gallery and Centre Pompidou, Paris, will present a four-day retrospective of the artist’s films and videos, drawn from the collections of the Centre Pompidou; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Anthology Film Archives, New York. This is the first time that all of Serra’s film and video work will be shown together in Europe. Each of the six screenings will be introduced by an esteemed curator or scholar, including Eric de Bruyn, Enrico Camporesi, Søren Grammel, Marcella Lista, Philippe-Alain Michaud, and Marie Muracciole. The event is free and open to the public.

Richard Serra, Hand Catching Lead, 1968 (still), Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2022 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Richard Serra, Hangar Drawing #13, 2021 © 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever

In Conversation

New Social Environment
Richard Serra Drawings: James Lawrence and Phong H. Bui

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1pm est

As part of the Brooklyn Rail’s online series New Social Environment, James Lawrence joins the journal’s publisher and artistic director Phong H. Bui for a conversation about Richard Serra’s drawing practice, as well as his exhibition Transmitter, currently on view at Gagosian, Le Bourget. In these daily lunchtime Zoom conversations, invited artists, writers, filmmakers, and poets discuss creative life in the context of our new social reality with Brooklyn Rail staff. The talk will conclude with a reading by Micah Ballard from the fiftieth-anniversary expanded edition of Diane di Prima’s Revolutionary Letters. To join the online event, register at brooklynrail.org.

Richard Serra, Hangar Drawing #13, 2021 © 2021 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever