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
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:30–8pm
Amphithéâtre d’Honneur, École des Beaux-Arts de Paris
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
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
2019 Benefit Art Auction
Live auction: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:30pm
Silent auction: November 1–16, 2019
Preview: November 12–16, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents its annual Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, November 16, with a cocktail reception and viewing of the available works, followed by a seated dinner and live auction. Works by leading artists, including Virgil Abloh, Theaster Gates, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze, and Christopher Wool, have been donated. All proceeds support MCA programs and exhibitions. For information on works in the live or silent auctions, visit artsy.net. To attend the event, purchase tickets at mcachicago.org.
Richard Prince, Untitled, 2018 © Richard Prince
Frieze Sculpture New York
April 25–June 28, 2019
Rockefeller Center, New York
Frieze, in partnership with Tishman Speyer, is launching Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, New York, to be held annually in conjunction with Frieze New York. Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York, is curating the immersive presentation, including works by Walter De Maria and Sarah Sze.
Three of the fourteen sculptures from De Maria’s Truth / Beauty series (1990–2016), which expands upon the artist’s use of permutations of rods, polygons, and numerical sequences, will be shown indoors.
Sze’s Split Stone (7:34) (2018), a natural granite boulder divided like a geode into two halves, in each of which the artist has embedded the image of a generic sunset, captured on her iPhone, will be outdoors.
Top: Walter De Maria, Truth / Beauty, 1990–2016 (detail) © Estate of Walter De Maria. Bottom: Sarah Sze, Split Stone (7:34), 2018 © Sarah Sze
TED2019: Bigger than us
April 15–19, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada
Sarah Sze has been invited to speak at TED2019: Bigger than us. This year’s conference will focus on the political and technological turmoil of recent years and look at the deeper meaning of life. Sze’s immersive and intricate works question the value society places on objects and how objects ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit.
Sarah Sze, Flash Point (Timekeeper), 2018 (detail) © Sarah Sze. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto, M3 Studio
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:30–8pm
Tate Modern, London
Sarah Sze will discuss her practice with Mark Godfrey, senior curator at Tate Modern, London. Work by Sze will be on view at the museum beginning November 19. To attend the event, purchase tickets at shop.tate.org.uk.
Photo: Deborah Feingold
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
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.
Sarah Sze, Shorter Than the Day, 2020, installation view, LaGuardia Airport, New York © Sarah Sze. Photo: Nicholas Knight
at Crypta Balbi
November 21, 2018–January 27, 2019
Museo Nazionale Romano, Crypta Balbi, Rome
Sarah Sze’s Split Stone (7:34) (2018) appears amidst the historic ruins of Crypta Balbi. Opened like a geode, each half of the natural boulder reveals a sunset sky embedded in its flat surface, alluding to gongshi (scholar’s rocks) and the heavenly firmaments of Renaissance paintings. While her current exhibition at Gagosian Rome underscores and amplifies the materiality of digital images, in Split Stone (7:34), Sze takes a reverse approach by imbuing a granite boulder with a pixelated ephemerality.
Sarah Sze, Split Stone (7:34), 2018, installation view, Museo Nazionale Romano, Crypta Balbi, Rome © Sarah Sze. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto, M3 Studio
Sarah Sze has been commissioned by Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, to create Fallen Sky, a site-specific work comprised of a deliberately incomplete and increasingly delicate spherical cavity 36 feet in diameter, sheathed in mirrored stainless steel. The work engages with themes shared by many other works within Storm King’s collection—truth to materials, a grand scale, and a union with nature—while also moving in a new and specific direction: toward ethereality and a deep responsiveness to subtle environmental change. Fallen Sky pays tribute to communal and ancient sites around the world while also remaining tied to the history of abstraction in art.
Rendering of Fallen Sky by Sarah Sze © Sarah Sze. Photo: Sarah Sze/Storm King Art Center
Images in Debris
Through October 4, 2020
Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
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 in
Through February 28, 2021
ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
This exhibition invites visitors to engage with the critical situation of the earth in a novel and diverse way and to explore new modes of coexistence between all forms of life. In order to remedy the generally prevailing disorientation and dissension in society, politics, and ecology with regard to the changing state of the planet, the exhibition project sets up an imaginary cartography, considering the earth as a network of “critical zones.” Work by Sarah Sze is included.
Sarah Sze, Flash Point (Timekeeper), 2018 © Sarah Sze. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto, M3 Studio
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
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
Night into Day
October 24, 2020–March 7, 2021
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Sarah Sze presents two immersive installations in the gallery spaces of Jean Nouvel’s iconic building. Commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, her new works explore how the proliferation of images—printed in magazines, gleaned from the Web, intercepted from outer space—fundamentally changes our relation to physical objects, memories, and time. The works will also engage with the materiality and history of Nouvel’s structure and its surrounding garden. Enveloping the architecture, these sculptures will alter the visitor’s sense of gravity, scale, and time, confusing the boundaries between inside and outside, mirage and reality, past and present.
Sarah Sze, Centrifuge, 2017 (detail) © Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze in
Surrounds: 11 Installations
October 21, 2019–January 4, 2020
Museum of Modern Art, New York
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