Richard Serra, 'Shift' (1970–1972), courtesy of Simone Estrin.

Short Documentary Screening and Q&A

Please join the Chinati Foundation and In Front of Us on Sunday, February 18, at 6:00 p.m. for a screening of A Shift in the Landscape (26 minute film, 2015). Taking place at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, the screening will be followed by a conversation with director Simone Estrin. It is free and open to the public.

A Shift in the Landscape is a short documentary that investigates the battle to protect American sculptor Richard Serra’s artwork Shift (1970–1972), which has sat hidden in a remote Canadian farming field for over fifty years and is now threatened by housing development. Through interviews with Serra himself, as well as art historian Rosalind Krauss and King City councillor Cleve Mortelliti, along with panoramic footage of Shift, viewers are given unprecedented access to this unknown work.

A special thanks to Rob Crowley, Tim Crowley, Francesca Esmay, and Marfa Live Arts for their support of this program.