Widely recognized for expanding the boundaries between mediums, Sarah Sze uses a complex palette of materials, both analog and digital, to question how we mark time and space. From an invisible taut thread to a swiftly moving animal, the artist orchestrates dizzying compositions that are sensitively attuned to the spaces they inhabit.
Sze’s installations at the Nasher will integrate painting, sculpture, images, sound, and video engaging with the surrounding architecture to create intimate systems that reference the rapidly changing world. Stretching over three of the museum’s galleries, this extraordinary exhibition will blur the boundaries between making and showing, process and product, digital and material ultimately to question how objects and images acquire their meaning.
Registration is FREE and includes museum admission. In-person and open to the public. Advance registration required (limited seating available).
About Sarah Sze
Over the course of her artistic career, Sarah Sze has created immersive installations that challenge the static nature of art and examine how images and objects can ascribe meaning to the rapidly changing world we inhabit. In recent years, Sze has returned to painting, the medium in which she was first trained. Comprising constellations of painted and collaged elements, her expansive abstract landscapes explore a visual world that is constantly evolving, degrading, and generating new ways of seeing. From May to September 2023, a major solo exhibition of Sze's latest works titled Timelapse was shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Sze was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003 and a Radcliffe Fellowship in 2005. In 2013, Sze represented the United States at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition titled Triple Point. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial (2000), Carnegie International (1999) and several international biennials, including Berlin (1998), Guangzhou (2015), Liverpool (2008), Lyon (2009) and Venice (1999 and 2015). Sze’s works are held in several permanent art collections, including MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Foundation Cartier in Paris, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate in London. Permanent public works include pieces at LaGuardia Airport and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, and the Seattle Opera House. In 2021 Sze unveiled a new permanent commission for the Storm King Art Center, New York.