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Richard Serra: A Film and Video Exhibition

Co-organized with Electronic Arts Intermix
Wednesday–Saturday, August 21–September 14, 2024, 12–6 pm, Dia Chelsea

Event details
Wednesday–Saturday, August 21–September 14, 2024
12–6 pm

Dia Chelsea
537 West 22nd Street 
New York, New York

Free; no registration required.

In collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix, Dia presents a survey exhibition of Richard Serra’s films and videos. Between 1968 and 1979, the late artist realized a body of 17 moving-image works, a selection of which will be on view in Dia Chelsea’s talk space from August 21 through September 14, 2024. In conjunction with the presentation, a conversation will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2024; details to be announced.

All of Serra’s films and videos are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.

Richard Serra was born in San Francisco in 1938. After graduating in 1961 with a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, he studied art at Yale University, New Haven, until 1964, where he took classes with his future collaborator Josef Albers, among others. Serra spent two years traveling in Europe before settling in 1966 in New York, where he began to show his work in museums and galleries in 1967. From that point on, he exhibited extensively throughout the world, including representation in the 1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987 Documenta exhibitions in Kassel, West Germany; the 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013 Venice Biennales; and multiple editions of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Annual and Biennial exhibitions in New York. Retrospectives of Serra’s work have been organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1986 and 2007), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1998). He has also created numerous site-specific sculptures in public and private venues in both North America and Europe. In 1997, Serra’s first Torqued Ellipses sculptures were presented at Dia Center for the Arts, New York, and have been on permanent view at Dia Beacon since 2003 along with select works spanning his career. Serra died in Orient, New York, in 2024.

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