Panorama view of exhibition in Jedlitschka Gallery, Zurich.

Panorama view of exhibition in Jedlitschka Gallery, Zurich.

22 June 2007

Richard Serra Talks with Charlie Rose

About being articulate...

3 comments:

Mark Staff Brandl said...

Hmmm. I sort of agree and sort of disagree with him. He's right that artists should be able to speak well about gtheir work --- I'm just not so certain he did it himself.

I don't know if I would call that "eloquence" as Charly did. I think his whole answer could be summed up as "I like gravity and weight."

DMonk said...

"I like gravity and weight" is a perfect way to sum it up, however if he had said that, Mr. Rose would probably have wanted him to elaborate a bit. The "give them more than they can chew" approach always seems to work better. Go figure.

- Artists ought to be able to express their thoughts and be articulate, AND the work should speak for itself - not one or the other.

- Artists know how to say what is needed and appropriate presentation will make anything speak for itself.

;-)

MSB said...

Yeah, I agree. I have even complained in publication about the inability of artists to clearly express themselves. Nonetheless, as much as i understand Serra's words, his phrase does seem a wee bit too "artspeak."