A wide shot of Richard Serra's East-West-West-East at sunset

East-West/West-East by Richard Serra

Internationally acclaimed artist Richard Serra adds the astonishing East-West/West-East sculpture to the desert landscape, taking art to the people.

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Serra's public art has always been driven by a desire to take sculpture off the pedestal and on to the street – which perfectly aligns with our philosophy at Qatar Museums.

To him, the content of the work derives from interaction with the viewer, meaning he always has visitors in mind. He acknowledges that he can't predetermine what people will make of it.

This is the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done. It’s a piece that I’d really like to be seen.

Richard Serra, Artist

This breathtaking sculpture in the Brouq nature reserve spans over a kilometre and comprises four steel plates, each over fourteen metres in height. To guarantee perfect alignment, Serra examined the topography of the land and beautifully enhanced the vast, desolate space in the heart of the desert. The result is spectacular and although contemporary, timeless.