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Artist Spotlight

Sarah Sze

April 8–14, 2020

A peerless bricoleur, Sarah Sze gleans objects and images from worlds both physical and digital, assembling them into complex multimedia installations that prompt microscopic observation while evoking a macroscopic perspective on the infinite. In recent years she has returned to painting—the medium in which she first trained—producing works that translate her processes of sculptural accumulation into the making of collaged paintings that are detailed, dynamic, and highly textural.

Created in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the Artist Spotlight series highlights individual artists, one week at a time, whose exhibitions have been affected by the health crisis. A single artwork by the artist is made available with pricing information for forty-eight hours only.

The work by Sze will be unveiled below on Friday, April 10, at 6am edt. For updates, please contact the gallery at collecting@gagosian.com.

Photo: courtesy MacArthur Foundation

Photo: courtesy MacArthur Foundation

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Sarah Sze, Ripple (Times Zero), 2020 © Sarah Sze

Honor

Sarah Sze
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Sze has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy, founded in 1780, is both an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions, and perspectives to explore challenges facing society, identify solutions, and promote nonpartisan recommendations that advance the public good.

Sarah Sze, Ripple (Times Zero), 2020 © Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze in her studio, New York, 2015

Commission

Sarah Sze
LaGuardia Airport, New York

Sarah Sze has been commissioned by the Public Art Fund to create a site-specific permanent installation at LaGuardia Airport, New York. As part of the airport’s ongoing transformation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a partnership between the Public Art Fund and LaGuardia Gateway Partners to commission permanent site-specific installations by leading contemporary artists, including Sze. These large-scale artworks, to be unveiled later this year, will be integrated throughout the Arrivals and Departures Hall of the new Terminal B, helping to reimagine this gateway to the city.

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Sarah Sze in her studio, New York, 2015

Sarah Sze, Plein Air (Times Zero), 2020 (detail) © Sarah Sze

Artist Talk

Sarah Sze

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30–8pm
Amphithéâtre d’Honneur, École des Beaux-Arts de Paris
www.beauxartsparis.fr

In the interest of public health, this event has been canceled.

Sarah Sze will speak about her practice at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris on the occasion of her exhibition opening at Gagosian, Paris, on March 18. The talk will be introduced by art critic Anaïd Demir. The event is free and open to the public.

Sarah Sze, Plein Air (Times Zero), 2020 (detail) © Sarah Sze

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Museum Exhibitions

Sarah Sze, sketch for exhibition installation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2020

Opening Soon

Sarah Sze

October 9, 2020–March 21, 2021
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
www.guggenheim.org

A site-specific installation of works created by Sarah Sze engages with the Guggenheim Museum’s unique architecture, culminating with the New York premiere of Timekeeper (2016), from the museum’s collection, at the apex of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned building. Bringing together diverse elements that embody Sze’s meditation on our experience of the passage of time, the presentation attests to the artist’s unprecedented approach to materials and space.

Sarah Sze, sketch for exhibition installation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2020

Sarah Sze, Images in Debris, 2018 (detail) © Sarah Sze

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Sarah Sze
Images in Debris

February 6–May 13, 2020
Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
museumofcontemporaryart.ca

Sarah Sze’s Images in Debris is the first installment in The City Is a Collection, an exhibition series organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, that presents privately owned contemporary artworks from throughout the local community. Constellatory, monumental, intimate, and immersive, this work is one in a series of sculptures by the artist where light, movement, images, and architecture coalesce into a single, precarious equilibrium.

Sarah Sze, Images in Debris, 2018 (detail) © Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze, Triple Point (Pendulum), 2013 © Sarah Sze

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Sarah Sze in
Surrounds: 11 Installations

October 21, 2019–January 4, 2020
Museum of Modern Art, New York
www.moma.org

Surrounds presents eleven watershed installations by living artists from the past two decades, conceived out of different circumstances but united in the scale of their ambition. Work by Sarah Sze is included.

Sarah Sze, Triple Point (Pendulum), 2013 © Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze, Seamless, 1999 (detail) © Sarah Sze

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Sarah Sze

November 15, 2018–July 14, 2019
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

Sarah Sze’s work Seamless (1999) is on display in a room on the fourth floor of the Boiler House at Tate Modern, paired with a work by Piet Mondrian.

Sarah Sze, Seamless, 1999 (detail) © Sarah Sze

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