Monumenta 2008 : Promenade (Richard Serra)

Monumenta 2008 : Promenade (Richard Serra)
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Taken on the Monumenta website.

An article about Metal :

Steel is first among Richard Serra’s preferred materials. Metal is enormously important in Serra’s work – the artist worked in a steel foundry as a young man, and has shown a extraordinary fascination for the medium (as with lead and rubber, early in his career), a far cry from the ‘noble’ materials of classical sculpture. A key material for the construction industry, steel dates back to the industrial revolution, since when it has fostered a host of manufacturing techniques and applications. Steel has become emblematic of the march of modernity, of ‘work in progress’. […] but above all its unique formal qualities, its capacity to be deployed in space is what Richard Serra’s distinctive work is about.

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the black vignetting in the bottom was simply obtained by flash firing onto the top of the frame… Unexpectedly flash can be used in a creative way sometimes :-))

Flickr white background is really shitty with those Monumenta pictures, take your time enjoying "Promenade" On Black.