Sarah Sze in
Narrative Terrain: Landscape as Storytelling
Through October 23, 2022
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
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
23a Esposizione Internazionale
Through December 11, 2022
Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
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
Sarah Sze in
May 23, 2020–January 9, 2022
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
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
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
June 26–November 8, 2021
Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York
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
Through October 2021
Tate Modern, London
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 in
Off the Wall
March 6–August 22, 2021
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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
Night into Day
October 24, 2020–May 30, 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, Twice Twilight, 2020, installation view, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze. Photo: © Luc Boegly
Images in Debris
February 6–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
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