International 2011 Archives
Sarah Sze, Infinite Line
Asia Society Museum, New York (USA).
Sarah Sze (born 1969, U.S.) is known for her elaborate installations in which everyday materials—such as plastic bottle caps, sheets of paper, strings, tape measures, cotton swabs, and scissors—are hung from the ceiling, mounted in corners, or nestled into discreet spaces. Sarah Sze: Infinite Line is the first exhibition on Sze's work from drawings to sculpture to installation.
Sze combines spontaneity and systemization in her work, which often suggests movement and the ephemeral. Energized chaos becomes painstaking order, when, upon closer inspection, seemingly turbulent scenarios reveal precisely placed objects. Her intimate, sculptural installations invite viewers to reevaluate their relationship to their surroundings.
The exhibition is divided into two parts. A smaller gallery houses earlier works on paper including graphite, ink and collage, lithograph and silkscreen. A larger gallery features several new works that play with the boundaries between drawing and sculpture. The discrete works disassemble the traditional format of the scroll. Starting from the wall and pulling the drawing on to the floor, they examine illusionary space, perspective and the representation of landscape.
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Exhibition 13 December 2011 -
Right : Sarah Sze, Checks and Balances (detail), 2011. Stone, string, and ink on archival paper. Private collection.
Beyond : Sarah Sze, Hidden Relief, detail. Mixed media. Installation commissioned by Asia Society on the occasion of its 2001 reopening. On view Oct. 2001-