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Sarah Sze
Anaïd Demir

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 12pm EDT

This event has been postponed. The new date will be announced shortly.

Sarah Sze will speak with French art critic Anaïd Demir on the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris Instagram Live account. The pair will discuss Sze’s current exhibition at Gagosian, Paris, as well the artist’s dynamic practice that addresses the precarious nature of materiality and grapples with matters of entropy and temporality. To watch the live conversation, visit École des Beaux-Arts’s Instagram.

Installation view, Sarah Sze, Gagosian, Paris, May 23–July 18, 2020. Artwork © Sarah Sze. Photo: Rebecca Fanuele

Installation view, Sarah Sze, Gagosian, Paris, May 23–July 18, 2020. Artwork © Sarah Sze. Photo: Rebecca Fanuele

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Sarah Sze, Shorter Than the Day, 2020, installation view, LaGuardia Airport, New York © Sarah Sze. Photo: Nicholas Knight

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