MOMA's putting up a new installation of his work but I bet few will find the solitude and deep joy experienced that late winter afternoon in Beacon, NY. MOMA will crawl with people, jostling as they wander in every direction... and the noise! I think I'll skip it, but it is fun to read about the installation process. Great NYTimes article with video.
A quote from NYT's article:
Mr. Serra, 67, says that as far as he knows he has missed only one of these installations, last year, thoroughly against his will, while recovering from knee surgery. It genuinely puzzles him when people ask if he always feels the need to be involved in the moving and placing of his pieces.“Some painters don’t even hang their own shows — I never understood it,”
THAT, my friends... THAT is what I've done wrong. He is so right! I have assumed others would know the space better (possibly) and feel I was intruding. Maybe I'd have hung the work very similarly, and in most cases, I've found no fault with the way a show has been presented. But sometimes... sometimes I should have been been more involved. I should at least have been present and offered an opinion. I never have. Never. Rats!