History of Our World

Te Tuhirangi Contour, Richard Serra

Posted in Art, Object, Photography, Print by B on September 16, 2009

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Te Tuhirangi Contour, Richard Serra, 1999/2001

Kaipara, North Island, New Zealand.

Weatherproof steel, 6m x 257m x 5cm.

The site of “Te Tuhirangi Contour” is on the Kaipara harbour, 45km north of Auckland. The site is a vast open grass pasture with rolling elevations. The elevational fall of the land establishes curvilinear contours. The sculpture is located on one continuos contour, at a length of 257m. The particular contour was chosen for its location, differentiation, contraction and expansion in relation to the volume of the landscape. The elevation of the sculpture is perpendicular to the fall of the land which generates its lean of 11 degrees. The work was mocked-up full scale in wood to determine height and length. All images by German photographer Dirk Reinartz.

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Richard Serra

Dirk Reinartz

Steidl

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