Art

Fulcrum

Without doubt, the art equivalent of Marmite, people tend to either love Fulcrum or hate it. Commissioned to create a large piece for a small space, Serra designed upwards. At around 55 feet high, the wigwam-like structure is spot welded, giving the illusion that the five sheets of self-weathering Cor-Ten steel are simply leaning against each another. Interaction is at the heart of Serra’s works and so this enclosed sanctuary has three entrances, inviting you to step inside and indulge in a bit of sky gazing.

Serra, who enjoys an enormous global reputation, is well known for creating pieces from large sheets of metal, giving fabricated steel the power and density that traditionally belong to bronze and stone. Relishing the controversy created by his pieces, Serra maintains that they have no subject of their own, and that instead viewers “become the subject once they enter a work and interact with it”. Recent exhibitions include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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