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6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2018 , 2018.y., pp. 615-627


INTERVIEW WITH ARCHITECTURE: CASE OF RICHARD SERRA
 
DOI: 10.14415/konferencijaGFS2018.061
UDC: 72.711.4
CC-BY-SA 4.0 license
Author : Vujičić, Lejla
 
 Summary:
 To many beginning of the 20th century marked the culmination of the struggle of different fields of human knowledge for the competency to tell the truth. This phenomenon has been discussed in many cases and was a particular starting point for phenomenology; it seemed that science, instrumental thinking and aesthetic differentiation two hundred years old turned the “world picture“ into a space dominated by logos. The idea of functionality and discussing architecture as formal exercise developed as a consequence of this kind of reasoning, informed by scientific and philosophical projects, enabled architecture certain social validity.The paper discusses how urban works of American artist Richard Serra question the notion of function and redefines notion space in the context of architecture and creates site specific environmental conditions that are in constant dialogue with architecture. Sometimes complementing it, sometimes opposing it, but always creating what he calls “behavioral space”: space that is continually asking for viewer's engagement. Once he disregarded traditional sculpture as possibility in his work and decided to relate to historical precedents in non-representational maner, Serra came very close to architectural language. For us it is important to show in this paper how his work contributes to the idea of the architecture as an event, as action, architecture that goes above purely functional concerns and comes close to experiencing space through movement, something that much of the contemporary architectural production aspires to do.
 
 Keywords:
 Richard Serra, Sculpture, Form, Architecture