Artist Sarah Sze will speak at the Whitney’s eighth annual Walter Annenberg Lecture. On Nov. 5, at the Whitney Musuem’s lower gallery, she will talk about her work with Whitney director Adam D. Weinberg and join the ranks of former speakers, including Claes Oldenburg, Susan Rothenberg and John Baldessari.
When artist Sarah Sze recreated her installation The Unaccountables (Encyclopedia) in 2010 at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France, she incorporated into her work things she was eating and things she found in the hotel. “Improvisation is crucial,” she says in a video just published by Art21 as she is shown clamping a piece of string to a table on which there’s a small potted cactus. “I want the work to be sort of an experience of something live. To have this feeling that it was improvised, that you can see decisions happening on site the way you see a live sports event, the way you hear jazz.”
This week’s issue of The New Yorker features a profile of the artist Sarah Sze, by Andrea K. Scott. Ms. Sze, you may remember, was recently selected to represent the United States in the 2013 Venice Biennale, so you may want to read up on her dense work to better grasp its place in art Read More
Tonight, Art in the 21st Century, the Peabody Award-winning television series which profiles 13 artists in four hour-long episodes, premieres on PBS at 9:00 p.m. EST. This season, the show—grouped into the episodes “Change,” “Balance,” “History” and “Boundaries”—will feature performance artist Marina Abramovic, art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus, known for its carnivalesque installations (like the one it created for a 2008 exhibition at Deitch Projects), abstract artist Lynda Benglis, whose brightly-colored sculptures in poured latex and foam were exhibited at the New Museum last year, outspoken artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei and Sarah Sze who will represent the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Week in Pictures
At the moment, the New York art world is in the eye of the art-market storm, squarely in between March’s Armory Week and May’s Frieze Week. But this is hardly a time to relax. The weather is good–increasingly sunny, increasingly warm. It is a time for strolling neighborhoods and savoring the High Line. And, as Read More
The International Association of Art Critics’ United States chapter announced yesterday the 24 winners of its 2011 awards. The New York Times first reported the news. Voted on by the 400 members of the organization, the citations are made for first and second place in 12 different categories, with three categories specially addressing New York, which were decided as follows:
The Art Show, which opens Wednesday at the Park Avenue Armory, is the longest-running art fair in the nation. In its 24th year, the fair, which is organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), presents both contemporary work from artists like Yoshitomo Nara as well as works from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as paintings by Otto Dix.
Venice Biennale 2013
Sarah Sze has been selected to represent the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, which is commissioning the work, announced today. The selection was made by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The co-commissioners of the pavilion are Bronx Museum executive director Holly Block and the independent curator and critic Carey Lovelance.
Sarah Sze’s new exhibition at Asia Society has many attractions, among them a room devoted to the physical representation of two-dimensional image creation, works that force the distillation of perception and no fewer than the 12 formative moments in the life of Sotheby’s auctioneer Tobias Meyer.