Ohh, how I would like to go to Bilbao! Richard Serra is currently showing at the Guggenheim Bilbao. I am a big fan of his infamous steel installations. I go and see his work, whenever I can – the spaces they create always make my jaw drop and put a smile on my face.
“Serra’s Matter of Time> is organized so that as soon as visitors enter the gallery, they enter the space of the sculpture: The entirety of the room is part of the sculptural field. As with his other multipart sculptures, the artist purposefully organizes the works to move the viewer through them and their surrounding space and to enhance the visual impact of their physicality, the uncertainties of material, and the perceptual fragmentation of the works. The gallery’s balcony allows the viewer to overlook the entire field of the gallery, bringing clarity to the overall plan and placement of the sculptures; yet as the artist points out, “their elevation is always partially masked.”