MONUMENTA 2008 RICHARD SERRA

By : Fodil Chabbi

France, 2008, PAL, 52 mn
toutes zones, Couleur, stereo


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MONUMENTA 2008 RICHARD SERRA
Directed by : Fodil Chabbi

France, 2008, PAL, 52 mn
All zones, color, stereo

Monumenta is an essential date in the contemporary art calendar. Each year, Monumenta invites a leading artist to engage with the monumental nave of the Grand Palais through the creation of a series of new works. After Anselm Kiefer in 2007, Richard Serra takes up the Monumenta challenge, from May 7 to June 15, 2008.

On the occasion of Richard Serra's sculptural achievement at the Grand Palais in Paris for the exhibition Monumenta 2008, a DVD has been edited.

This film takes the viewer on a promenade into the universe of the artist Richard Serra and sheds light on his sculptural achievement for the exhibition Monumenta 2008 at the Grand Palais in Paris.
From the conception stage to setting up the exhibition step by step, this film enables us to place PROMENADE in the context of a creative career spanning forty years.
What are the challenges for Richard Serra in his work? How do his monumental steel sculptures transform our perception of space? The artist decribes his experiences; remarks and observations are also given by the composer Pascal Dusapin, the writer François Bon, the photographer Valérie Jouve, the art historian Fabien Faure, the commissioner of the exhibition Alfred Pacquement and the Deputy Minister of Fine Arts Olivier Kaeppelin.

Bonus: The complete exclusive interview between Richard Serra and Alfred Pacquement, the commissioner of the exhibition / A video slideshow of the sculpture and its construction at the Industeel factory in Rives-sur-Giers.