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Sarah Sze, Papillion, 2021 © Sarah Sze

Auction

Rema Hort Mann Foundation
25th Anniversary Gala & Benefit Auction

Live auction: November 1, 2022, 8:30pm
Online auction: October 18–November 1, 2022
Tribeca 360, New York
www.remahortmannfoundation.org

Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s annual gala and benefit auction supports the organization’s three unique grant programs, which are dedicated to supporting emerging artists, community-based art projects, and cancer patients. Hosted by Artsy, the live and online auction features more than 120 artworks, including a screenprint by Sarah Sze.

Sarah Sze, Papillion, 2021 © Sarah Sze

Jonas Wood, Clipping Plate, 2021 © Jonas Wood

Fundraiser

Artist Plate Project 2021
Coalition for the Homeless

Launching November 16, 2021, 10am est

Limited-edition bone china plates produced by Prospect and featuring artwork by more than forty artists—including Virgil Abloh, Urs Fischer, Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Israel, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Ed Ruscha, Sarah Sze, Tom Wesselmann, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool—will be sold through Artware Editions to raise funds for the Coalition’s lifesaving programs. The funds raised by the sale of the plates will provide food, crisis services, housing, and other critical aid to thousands of people experiencing homelessness and instability. The purchase of one plate can feed one hundred homeless and hungry New Yorkers.

Jonas Wood, Clipping Plate, 2021 © Jonas Wood

Photo: Deborah Feingold

Reading

Poetry & the Creative Mind
Sarah Sze

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:30pm EDT

Each year during National Poetry Month in April, the Academy of American Poets presents Poetry & the Creative Mind, featuring leading and legendary actors, dancers, musicians, public figures, and artists, including Sarah Sze, sharing their favorite poems. The annual celebration, typically held in person in New York City, will be presented virtually for the first time ever, making it available to poetry lovers everywhere. To join the online event, register at eventbrite.com.

Photo: Deborah Feingold

Sarah Sze, Tracing Fallen Sky, 2020 (detail), installation view, Sarah Sze: Night into Day, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze

In Conversation

Sarah Sze
with Anselm Kiefer and Emanuele Coccia

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2pm edt

Sarah Sze will discuss her recent exhibition catalogue De nuit en jour/Night into Day—featuring contributions by Bruno Latour, Jean Nouvel, and Leanne Sacramone—with Anselm Kiefer and philosopher Emanuele Coccia, as part of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain’s Art Book Series. Sze will join from her studio in New York, while Kiefer and Coccia will speak from inside the exhibition Night into Day at Foundation Cartier. The trio will talk about Twice Twilight and Tracing Fallen Sky (both 2020), two works Sze created specifically for the Paris exhibition, and about Kiefer’s recently installed work at the Panthéon in ParisTo join the online event, visit www.fondationcartier.com.

Sarah Sze, Tracing Fallen Sky, 2020 (detail), installation view, Sarah Sze: Night into Day, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze

Trajal Harrell, Used, Abused, and Hung Out to Dry, 2013. Photo: Miana Jun

Performance

Trajal Harrell
Friend of a Friend

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 12–6pm EDT

Choreographer Trajal Harrell will stage a livestreamed performance in conjunction with the exhibition Sarah Sze: Night into Day at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, copresented with Performa as part of the institution’s Nomadic Nights series. The performance is a testimony to Harrell’s long friendship with Sze, dating as far back as their college days. Harrell and eight dancers will revisit his repertoire and create a site-specific performance lasting six hours, uninterrupted, within Sze’s immersive installation. To watch the performance, visit www.fondationcartier.com.

Trajal Harrell, Used, Abused, and Hung Out to Dry, 2013. Photo: Miana Jun

Katharina Grosse, Shake Before Using, 2020 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020

Fundraiser

Artist Plate Project 2020
Coalition for the Homeless

November 16–December 14, 2020

Gagosian is pleased to support the Coalition for the Homeless’s Artist Plate Project fundraiser. Artwork by fifty artists, including Cecily Brown, Katharina Grosse, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Sarah Sze, Andy Warhol, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool, is featured on limited-edition dinner plates produced by Prospect and made available through Artware Editions to support the Coalition’s lifesaving programs. All of the funds raised by the sale of the plates will provide food, crisis services, housing, and other critical aid to thousands of people experiencing homelessness and instability. The purchase of one plate can feed seventy-five homeless and hungry New Yorkers.

Katharina Grosse, Shake Before Using, 2020 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2020

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Honor

Sarah Sze
2022 Asia Arts Game Changer Awards

Sarah Sze  has been selected to receive a 2022 Asia Arts Game Changer Award. The award, presented by Asia Society at a gala on May 19, 2022, honors important figures across the arts who have made a significant impact on society and brings together artists, arts professionals, collectors, and Asia Society trustees and patrons to celebrate excellence in the arts from across Asia and the diaspora. Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.

Photo: Deborah Feingold

Ed Ruscha, Boom Town, 2021 © Ed Ruscha

Support

The Met 150
Limited-Edition Print Portfolio

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has released The Met 150, a limited-edition print portfolio featuring works by twelve contemporary artists from around the world who have a strong history and connection with the museum, including Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and Sarah Sze. Commissioned in celebration of the museum’s 150th anniversary in 2020, the portfolios are produced in an edition of sixty by the renowned artists’ workshop Gemini G.E.L in Los Angeles. The twelve signed prints are housed together in a red linen clamshell box and are accompanied by essays written by the Met director Max Hollein and Sharon Coplan Hurowitz, co-publisher. Proceeds from sales support the museum. To purchase a portfolio, contact the Mezzanine Gallery at the Met Store at + 1 212 650 2908.

Ed Ruscha, Boom Town, 2021 © Ed Ruscha

Still from “Sarah Sze: Night Into Day”

Video

Sarah Sze
Night Into Day

Sarah Sze’s exhibition Night Into Day opened at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, during the COVID-19 pandemic but was later closed due to lockdown restrictions in France. Produced on the occasion of the Fondation’s reopening, this video explores the various programming conceived to allow viewers to experience the exhibition while it was closed to the public, including a conversation between Sze, Anselm Kiefer, and philosopher Emanuele Coccia; a walk-through of the exhibition with the artist and philosopher Bruno Latour; and a livestreamed performance staged within the installation by Sze’s longtime friend, choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell.

Still from “Sarah Sze: Night Into Day”

Still from “Virtual Studio Visits: Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Sarah Sze”

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Virtual Studio Visits
Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Sarah Sze

In the Virtual Studio Visits series from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, director Klaus Biesenbach digitally connects with artists around the world. Here, he speaks with Sarah Sze in her studio in New York. The pair discuss the development of Sze’s career as an artist, her commitment to public works projects, and her exhibition Night into Day at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, which is on view through May 30, 2021.

Still from “Virtual Studio Visits: Klaus Biesenbach in Conversation with Sarah Sze”

View with Sarah Sze’s augmented reality app Night Vision 20/20

Design

Sarah Sze
Night Vision 20/20

Sarah Sze has created Night Vision 20/20, an immersive mobile app that uses augmented reality to take users, wherever they may be, into a nocturnal dream world. It was developed by the digital agency Cher Ami in conjunction with the artist’s exhibition Night into Day at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris. The visual elements, composed of videos drawn from Sze’s installations, transform the users’ perception of reality through their smartphone screen. Night Vision 20/20 also features a sound piece created by Sze, bringing the user into the artist’s universe and opening the door to a personal and playful exploration of her art. To download the free app, visit the App Store or Google Play Store.

View with Sarah Sze’s augmented reality app Night Vision 20/20

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

Honor

Sarah Sze
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Sze was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020. Founded in 1780, the academy 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

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Museum Exhibitions

Sarah Sze, Tracing Fallen Sky, 2020 (detail) © Sarah Sze. Photo: Thibaul Voisin

Closing this Week

Mondo Reale
23a Esposizione Internazionale

Through December 11, 2022
Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
triennale.org

Mondo Reale—organized by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, as part of the 23rd International Exhibition at the Triennale di Milano—includes films, paintings, photography, installations, and sculptures by seventeen international artists. The exhibition aims to explore reality as a reverie, proposing an aesthetic experience around knowledge and its erasure, and a direct, emotional encounter with multiple visions of the unknown through the lenses of art and science. Work by Patti Smith and Sarah Sze is included.

Sarah Sze, Tracing Fallen Sky, 2020 (detail) © Sarah Sze. Photo: Thibaul Voisin

In-progress work by Sarah Sze for the exhibition Timelapse at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2022 © Sarah Sze. Photo: courtesy Sarah Sze Studio

Opening Soon

Sarah Sze
Timelapse

March 31–September 12, 2023
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
www.guggenheim.org

Sarah Sze’s solo exhibition Timelapse features a series of site-specific installations throughout the Guggenheim Museum that explore her ongoing reflection on how our experience of time and place is continuously reshaped in relationship to the constant stream of objects, images, and information in today’s digitally and materially saturated world. In Sze’s reimagination of the Guggenheim’s iconic architecture, designed in the 1940s by Frank Lloyd Wright, the building becomes a public timekeeper reminding us that timelines are built through shared experience and memory.

In-progress work by Sarah Sze for the exhibition Timelapse at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2022 © Sarah Sze. Photo: courtesy Sarah Sze Studio

Sarah Sze, Four Rocks, 2014 © Sarah Sze

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Sarah Sze in
Narrative Terrain: Landscape as Storytelling

May 3–October 23, 2022
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Landscape has been an ever-present source of artistic inspiration for centuries. Artists often depict their surroundings not just as they are but as representations of identity, power, or markers of time. Drawn from the museum’s collection, the works on display in Narrative Terrain employ landscape—urban and bucolic, representational and abstract—to examine its complexities, challenge our assumptions, and perhaps expand our own understanding of how we relate to the world around us. Work by Sarah Sze is included.

Sarah Sze, Four Rocks, 2014 © Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze, Flash Point (Timekeeper), 2018 © Sarah Sze. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto, M3 Studio

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Sarah Sze in
Critical Zones

May 23, 2020–January 9, 2022
ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
zkm.de

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

Sarah Sze, Mirror with Landscape Leaning (Fragment Series), 2015, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut © Sarah Sze

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Sarah Sze in
On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale

September 10, 2021–January 9, 2022
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
artgallery.yale.edu

On the Basis of Art celebrates the achievements of women artists who have graduated from Yale University. Presented on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Yale College and the 150th anniversary of the first women students at the University, who came to study at the Yale School of the Fine Arts when it opened in 1869—the exhibition features works drawn entirely from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection. The exhibition title refers to a phrase in Title IX, the landmark 1972 US federal law declaring that no one in an education program receiving federal financial assistance could be discriminated against “on the basis of sex.” Work by Sarah Sze is included.

Sarah Sze, Mirror with Landscape Leaning (Fragment Series), 2015, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut © Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze, Fifth Season, 2021, installation view, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York © Sarah Sze

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Sarah Sze
Fifth Season

June 26–November 8, 2021
Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York
collections.stormking.org

To accompany Fallen Sky (2021), Sarah Sze’s new permanent outdoor sculptural commission at Storm King, the artist has created an immersive installation that spans fifty feet in length, creating a portal through the gallery that houses it. The work, Fifth Season (2021), considers landscape as a timeless preoccupation of artists but refuses the impulse to present the natural world as comforting or coherent, instead depicting it as fragile and in flux.

Sarah Sze, Fifth Season, 2021, installation view, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York © Sarah Sze

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

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Sarah Sze

Through October 2021
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

Sarah Sze, Images in Translation, 2019 © Sarah Sze

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Sarah Sze in
Off the Wall

March 6–August 22, 2021
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
www.sfmoma.org

Off the Wall features photography-based installations by five artists, including Sarah Sze, who have challenged the established notions of how a photograph should be displayed. Employing inventive approaches that stretch the boundaries of the medium, the exhibited works engage visitors in unconventional ways. Sze’s Images in Translation (2019) is an intricate installation of still and moving images that blurs the line between art and life, the virtual and the real.

Sarah Sze, Images in Translation, 2019 © Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze, Twice Twilight, 2020, installation view, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze. Photo: © Luc Boegly

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Sarah Sze
Night into Day

October 24, 2020–May 30, 2021
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
www.fondationcartier.com

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, Twice Twilight, 2020, installation view, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze. Photo: © Luc Boegly

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

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Sarah Sze
Images in Debris

February 6–October 4, 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

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