LIVE from the NYPL: Sarah Sze | Paul Holdengräber

May 6, 2016

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LIVE welcomes internationally acclaimed artist Sarah Sze, whose signature visual language challenges the static nature of sculpture and, in doing so, questions the value society places on objects. She comes to the Library on the occasion of  the publication of her first substantial monograph, titled Sarah Sze.

Widely recognized for challenging the boundaries of painting, installation and architecture, SARAH SZE’s sculptural practice ranges from slight gestures discovered in hidden spaces to expansive installations that scale walls and colonize architectures. Sze represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2013, and was awarded a Macarthur Fellowship in 2003. Sze has exhibited in museums worldwide, and her works are held in the permanent collections of prominent institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Fondation Cartier, Paris; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles. Sze’s work has been featured in The Whitney Biennial (2000), the Carnegie International (1999) and several international biennials, including Berlin (1998), Guangzhou (2015), Liverpool (2008), Lyon (2009), São Paulo (2002), and Venice (1999, 2013, and 2015). Sze has also created public works for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the High Line in New York.  Sze was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and lives and works in New York, NY.

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