Program 207 Jan 2022
The event is over
From 5 to 9 January 2022, the Centre Pompidou presents, for the first time in Europe, a complete retrospective of films and videos by American artist Richard Serra. Organised with the assistance of the Galerie Gagosian – currently showing Transmitter, a new monumental sculpture by Richard Serra, in its Le Bourget space – this retrospective accompanies the recent donation of films and videos by the artist to the museum.
Richard Serra develops his investigation into materials, their properties and visual perception in Color Aid (1970-1971), his only 16 mm colour film, a kind of slow-motion manual "flicker" film made with the eponymous coloured paper (the same as Josef Albers, with whom Serra studied in Yale, used to teach colour theory). China Girl (1972) is a sort of video counterpoint of this in black and white: the artist's hand traces a white vertical line with chalk on a series of leaves in shades of grey.
Session introduced by Enrico Camporesi, researcher with the Centre Pompidou film collection, and organiser of the retrospective.
Richard Serra [camera: Robert Fiore], Color Aid, 16 mm, colour, sound, 36 min
Richard Serra [in collaboration with Gerry Schum], China Girl, video (on digital file), black and white, sound, 11 min
Acknowledgements: The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Gagosian (New York, Paris)
19h - 21h