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16Oct/19

RICHARD SERRA: THE COMPLETE FILMS AND VIDEOS

Richard Serra Railroad Turnbridge 1976

Richard Serra’s 1976 short Railroad Turnbridge is part of complete retrospective at Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave. at Second St.
October 17-23
Exhibitions continue through February 1, 2020
212-505-5181
anthologyfilmarchives.org

In conjunction with Gagosian’s presentation of three fall Richard Serra exhibitions, Anthology Film Archives is screening a full retrospective of the San Francisco-born sculptor and draughtsman’s films and videos, primarily short, silent, 16mm works, from the late 1960s and 1970s and featuring collaborations with Joan Jonas, Gerry Schum, Babette Mangolte, Robert Bell, Philip Glass, and others. Running October 17-23, “Richard Serra: The Complete Films and Videos” is divided into four programs, consisting of: Hand Catching Lead, Hands Scraping, Hands Tied, Hand Lead Fulcrum, Frame, Tina Turning, and Color Aid; Paul Revere, Anxious Automation, Veil, China Girl, Surprise Attack, Television Delivers People, and Boomerang; Match Match Their Courage and Prisoner’s Dilemma, with Spalding Gray, Richard Schechner, Kathryn Bigelow, Leo Castelli, and Bruce Boice; and Railroad Turnbridge and Steelmill/Stahlwerk. Program four on October 19 at 6:00 will be followed by a panel discussion with curators Søren Grammel, Chrissie Iles, and Jeffrey Weiss, moderated by Benjamin Buchloh.

(photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Richard Serra’s Nine is part of “Forged Rounds” exhibit in Chelsea (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

“Triptychs and Diptychs” is on view at 980 Madison Ave. through November 2, “Forged Rounds” at 555 West 24th St. through December 7, and the gorgeous “Reverse Curve” at 522 West 21st St. through February 1. In addition, Serra, who will turn eighty-one on November 2, is represented at the newly reinstalled Museum of Modern Art with his own room containing “Equal,” four stacked pairs of forged weatherproof steel.

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