Installation view | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
Past exhibition

Richard Serra

03.27.1999 - 10.17.1999

Richard Serra is one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, and his work is presented in the world’s best museums and collections. It was the first-ever exhibition in Bilbao dedicated exclusively to Serra’s work, on view in the Museum’s gallery 104, a unique, diaphanous area with the dimensions required to house these huge works.

This new exhibition followed the lead of a previous one held at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, which was organized by its Director, Richard Koshalek. The Serra exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was organized by Carmen Giménez, curator of 20th-century art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and included eight works from the series Torqued Ellipses, 1996-98, three of which were on view for the first time, together with Snake, from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s collection and was specially conceived by the artist for the Museum’s inauguration.


Installation view, Torqued Ellipses I, II, IV, V, VI (1996-99), Double Torqued Ellipses I, II, III (1997-99) and Snake (1996)
Nine sculptures, weathering steel
Variable dimensions
Collections: Dia Center for the Arts, New York/Museum of Modern Art/ Leon y Debra Black, Nueva York/ Private Collection and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao