Upcoming Asia Society Sarah Sze Exhibition Previewed in New York Times
Sarah Sze, Checks and Balances, 2011. Stone, string, and ink on archival paper. Private collection.
Asia Society Museum’s forthcoming Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, the first exhibition to focus specifically both on the artist’s work on paper and on her process, was singled out for advance mention in the New York Times “Arts Beat” section this past Friday.
Sarah Sze: Infinite Line will be on view from December 13 of this year to March 25, 2012 at Asia Society Museum in New York City, and represents the first time in nearly a decade that Asia Society’s large window facing Park Avenue will be uncovered.
“It’s like a two-part show,” Melissa Chiu, director of Asia Society Museum, told the Times. “The show will also explore what her work means in an Asian context.”
The Times notes:
“Ms. Sze, 42, is American born but of Chinese descent. Even if her name is not familiar, New Yorkers might well have stumbled on her work. She is known for creating site installations out of everyday objects like toothpicks and sponges, pills and light bulbs, plastic bottle caps and bits of string.”
The Times piece goes on to cite some of Sze’s recent public artworks in the city, such as the brick, glass and metal pyramid she constructed at Doris C. Freedman Plaza on Fifth Avenue and 60th Street, and an installation she did for Manhattan’s High Line park earlier this year.