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Hal Foster on Richard Serra

in conversation with Professor Briony Fer


Saturday 27 October 2018
3 — 4pm

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Artwork © 2018 Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Sandy Tait

Join Hal Foster, award winning author, critic, art historian and Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art (UCL), as they discuss Hal Foster’s conversations with the celebrated artist Richard Serra concerning his prolific six-decade career and the ideas that have informed the sculptor’s working practice.

To coincide with the launch of Hal Foster’s book Conversations about Sculpture (which will be published in November 2018 and is co-authored by Richard Serra), this event looks at the life and work of Richard Serra, exploring the artist’s work in steel mills as a young man, the impact of music, dance, and architecture on his art, the controversies and contradictions his work has faced, and his belief in sculpture as experience.

Hal Foster is Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. An award-winning author, his publications include Bad New Days (2015), The Art-Architecture Complex (2011), and The Return of the Real (1996).

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Saturday 27 October 2018

3 — 4pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£10, £6 concessions