Richard Serra: Exhibition in the Museum
17 March to 18 June 2017
The exhibition "Props, Films, Early Works" presented early works by Richard Serra, recipient of the 2014 Alexej von Jawlensky Award, so-called "Props" or "Prop Pieces", as well as film works from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Both parts of the exhibition focused on artistic action. The aesthetic of the works draws on the physical parameters of the material, its surface, weight, and stability. Their arrangement always represents one possible balanced positioning of the work's elements.
The exhibition featured works on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and the state collections of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, among others.