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Discussing the Sculptures of Richard Serra with Hal Foster

A new book of conversations between the noted artist and art historian captures a complex body of work that continues to challenge the conventions of sculpture.

Richard Serra’s “Shift” (1970) in King City, Ontario (image courtesy Jason Paris’s Flickr page)

There are many illuminating moment’s in Hal Foster’s Conversations about Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2018) with Richard Serra, including the discussion of the infamous “Tilted Arc” sculpture, Serra’s formative years as he battled with Minimalism and Conceptual Art, his idea’s around site-specific art, and the role of text and image in his oeuvre.

The podcast begins with Serra’s own voice from a SFMOMA clip that asks the question, “Why Make Art?” and continues with a little adventure to see the artist’s first land artwork, “Shift” (1970), in King City, Ontario. Finally, I sit down with Foster, who talks about his own relationship with an artist who has reinvented himself a few times in his career.

This and more in the current episode of our weekly Art Movements podcast.

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