Program 408 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.
In 1974, Richard Serra designed a "Prisoner's Dilemma" configuration for the exhibition space at 112, Green Street in New York. Critic Bruce Boice and gallerist Leo Castelli are the guinea pigs in Serra's version of this "serious game" (which has been used in many areas and contexts – economics, politics, biology, communication – since the 1950s), while the action is rendered live by three cameras (Robert Fiore, Babette Mangolte, Mark Obenhaus). The video attempts to reflect the situation in which the experiment was conducted.
Session introduced by Søren Grammel, curator of the exhibition "Richard Serra – Films and Videotapes" in the Basel Kunstmuseum (2017).
Richard Serra [with Robert Bell], Prisoner’s Dilemma, 1974, video (on digital file), black and white, sound, 40 min 17 s
Acknowledgements: The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Gagosian (New York, Paris)
17h - 19h