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Artist Sarah Sze will represent U.S. in 2013 Venice Biennale

February 24, 2012 |  8:45 am

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Sculptor and installation artist Sarah Sze has been tapped to represent the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, which is commissioning the work, announced Sze’s installation “Triple Point” will be constructed to interact with the '30s Palladian-style U.S. Pavilion, designed by architects William Adams Delano and Chester Holmes Aldrich, without actually changing it.

To add to the interactivity, The Bronx museum will live-stream video of Sze at work as she creates and installs the Venice project. 

The Boston-born Chinese American artist is known for turning heads by fashioning familiar items  -- notepads, tea bags, string and stone -- in not-so-familiar places. Her 2006 Manhattan creation "Corner Plot," made a spectacle with chunks of brick and metal that looked like a building spilling onto (or out of) the street. And Sze has another massive public project planned for a New York City subway station.

Sze’s delicate and seemingly weightless works are architecturally fit to space and have defied gravity and blurred boundaries at galleries including New York’s Whitney Museum and London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Her one-woman show “Infinite Line,” on display at New York’s Asia Society and Museum through March 25, is a drawing-sculpture hybrid that moves through modern and ancient styles including found objects like a digital clock paired with an attention to scale seen in Chinese traditional scroll paintings.

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--Jamie Wetherbe

Photo: Conceptual artist Sarah Sze is seen with her underground mini-apartment called "Corner Plot" in Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park in 2006. Credit: Jennifer S. Altman/For The Times


 
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