- Sculpture vs Architecture.
- Sculpture + Architecture.
- Richard Serra / Frank Gehry.
- Landscape Architecture and Urbanism.
- Hans Ulrich Obrist as an artist critic.
- Rem Koolhaas as an architecture critic.
Curiously, it was Serra who provided Frank Gehry the background information about Bilbao before the architect had ever visited the city before he had to build the Guggenheim Museum. Gehry was very pleased to work in such a good condition city. He loved the site next to a river, he said: “it’s marvelous to be able to create a museum in this kind of setting”, refering to the river, its proximity to the sea and its nature surroundings.
They have a special relation, Serra says that his buildings never hit you as discolored artistic inventions or convention. He’s not an opportunist in his relationship with artists. He’s too respectful for that, His link with art its different: he is one of the few architects of this century who has incorporated the procedure and mental processes of a contemporary artistic creation into the world of architecture. In fact he has fused artistic creation with architecture. He is an artists’ architect.
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