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...


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."