Sculpture and Installation
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Sarah SZE
Timekeeper
2016
Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone
Dimensions variable
Installation view The Rose Museum, Waltham, MA, 2016

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Sarah SZE

Timekeeper

2016

Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone
Dimensions variable 

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Sarah SZE

Timekeeper

2016

Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone
Dimensions variable 

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Gleaner)
2013
Photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, trees, moss, rocks, aluminum, wood, steel, bricks, stone, sandbags, outdoor pump, outdoor lights, mixed media 
Dimensions variable
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Gleaner)
2013
Photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, trees, moss, rocks, aluminum, wood, steel, bricks, stone, sandbags, outdoor pump, outdoor lights, mixed media
Dimensions variable
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Planetarium)
2013
Wood, steel, plastic, stone, string, fans, overhead projectors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, mixed media
249 x 216 x 198 inches; 632.5 x 548.6 x 502.9 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Pendulum)
2013
Salt, water, stone, string, projector, video, pendulum, mixed media
Dimensions variable
Approximately 150 x 210 x 200"; 381 x 533.4 x 508 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Observatory)
2013
Mirrors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, wood, aluminum, metal, mixed media 
Dimensions variable
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Compass), Il Gazzettino via Garibaldi
2013
Photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, aluminum, plastic, mixed media
38 x 40 x 42 in., 96.5 x 101.6 x 106.7 cm

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Sarah Sze
Dark Matter
2012
mixed media
33 x 33 x 22 inches; 84 x 84 x 56 cm

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Sarah Sze
Still Life With Landscape (Model For A Habitat)
2011
stainless steel, wood
overall dimensions: 9 x 22 x 21 feet; 2.74 x 6.71 x 6.4 meters
Presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, 2011-2012

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Sarah Sze
Random Walk Drawing (Water)
2011
Mixed media
160 x 203 x 238 inches; 406.4 x 515.6 x 604.5 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, Asia Society, New York, 2011

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Sarah Sze
Random Walk Drawing (Window)
2011
Mixed media
156 x 264 x 264 inches; 396.2 x 670.6 x 670.6 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, Asia Society, New York, 2011

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Sarah Sze
Checks and Balances
2011
Stone, string, and ink on archival paper
75 x 18 x 2 inches; 190.5 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm

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Sarah Sze
Real Time
2010
Wood, enamel paint, string, paper, tape measure, quarters, egg
73 x 8 x 7 inches; 185.4 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm

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Sarah Sze
Fifty-fifty
2010
Mixed media, sleeping bags, disco ball, lamps, felt, gravel
57 x 77 x 77 inches; 144.8 x 195.6 x 195.6 cm

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Sarah Sze
Tilting Planet (short tower)
2006/2009
mixed media
dimensions variable, approximately 10 x 12 x 8 feet
Installation view Sarah Sze: Tilting Planet, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 2009

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Sarah Sze
Just Now Dangled Still
2008
mixed media
dimensions variable, approximately 16 x 17 x 44 feet
Installation view Liverpool Biennial, 2008

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Sarah Sze
Untitled (Tokyo)
2008
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Maison Hermès 8F Le Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 2008

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Sarah Sze
A Certain Slant
2007
Mixed media
dimensions variable

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Sarah Sze
Tilting Planet (carpet)
2006/2007
mixed media
dimensions variable, approximately 30 x 24 x 6 feet
Installation view Sarah Sze: Tilting Planet, Malmo Konsthall, 2006

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Sarah Sze
Corner Plot
2006
Mixed media
4 ft deep
Installation view Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, NY, 2006.  

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Sarah Sze
Blue Poles
2006
painted steel
approx. 60 ft high

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Sarah Sze
Proportioned to the Groove
2005
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, MCA Chicago, 2005-2006

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Sarah Sze
The Art of Losing
2004
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2004

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Sarah Sze
Second Means of Egress (Orange)
2004
Powder coated steel
dimensions variable
Installation view State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London
Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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Sarah Sze
Everything in its Right Place
2002
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view 25th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2002
Collection of National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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Sarah Sze
Hidden Relief
2001
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Asia Society, New York, 2001

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Sarah Sze
Hidden Relief
2001
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Sarah Sze
Things Fall Apart
2001
mixed media
dimensions variable
Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Sarah Sze
Seamless
1999
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Carnegie International 1999-2000, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

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Sarah Sze
Everything That Rises Must Converge
1999
mixed media
dimensions variable
Collection of Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris

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Sarah Sze
Everything That Rises Must Converge
1999
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Sarah Sze
Capricious Invention of Prisons
1999
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Venice Biennale, Italy, 1999

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Sarah Sze
Untitled (St. James)
1998
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Collection of the New Museum, New York

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Sarah Sze
Second Means of Egress
1998
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Berlin Biennial, Akademie der Kunste, Germany, 1998-99
Collection of MORA Art Foundation, Vienna

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Sarah Sze
Ripe Fruit Falling (South)
1997
mixed media
Dimensions variable
Installation view PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, 1997

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Sarah Sze
Ripe Fruit Falling (North)
1997
mixed media
Dimensions variable

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Sarah Sze
Untitled (Studio)
1996
mixed media
Dimensions variable
Installation view School of Visual Arts Graduate Program, New York, NY, 1996

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Sarah SZE
Timekeeper
2016
Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone
Dimensions variable
Installation view The Rose Museum, Waltham, MA, 2016

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Sarah SZE

Timekeeper

2016

Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone
Dimensions variable 

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Sarah SZE

Timekeeper

2016

Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone
Dimensions variable 

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Gleaner)
2013
Photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, trees, moss, rocks, aluminum, wood, steel, bricks, stone, sandbags, outdoor pump, outdoor lights, mixed media 
Dimensions variable
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Gleaner)
2013
Photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, trees, moss, rocks, aluminum, wood, steel, bricks, stone, sandbags, outdoor pump, outdoor lights, mixed media
Dimensions variable
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Planetarium)
2013
Wood, steel, plastic, stone, string, fans, overhead projectors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, mixed media
249 x 216 x 198 inches; 632.5 x 548.6 x 502.9 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Pendulum)
2013
Salt, water, stone, string, projector, video, pendulum, mixed media
Dimensions variable
Approximately 150 x 210 x 200"; 381 x 533.4 x 508 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Observatory)
2013
Mirrors, photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, wood, aluminum, metal, mixed media 
Dimensions variable
Installation view Sarah Sze: Triple Point, US Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Italy, 2013

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Sarah Sze
Triple Point (Compass), Il Gazzettino via Garibaldi
2013
Photograph of rock printed on Tyvek, aluminum, plastic, mixed media
38 x 40 x 42 in., 96.5 x 101.6 x 106.7 cm

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Sarah Sze
Dark Matter
2012
mixed media
33 x 33 x 22 inches; 84 x 84 x 56 cm

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Sarah Sze
Still Life With Landscape (Model For A Habitat)
2011
stainless steel, wood
overall dimensions: 9 x 22 x 21 feet; 2.74 x 6.71 x 6.4 meters
Presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, 2011-2012

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Sarah Sze
Random Walk Drawing (Water)
2011
Mixed media
160 x 203 x 238 inches; 406.4 x 515.6 x 604.5 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, Asia Society, New York, 2011

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Sarah Sze
Random Walk Drawing (Window)
2011
Mixed media
156 x 264 x 264 inches; 396.2 x 670.6 x 670.6 cm
Installation view Sarah Sze: Infinite Line, Asia Society, New York, 2011

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Sarah Sze
Checks and Balances
2011
Stone, string, and ink on archival paper
75 x 18 x 2 inches; 190.5 x 45.7 x 5.1 cm

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Sarah Sze
Real Time
2010
Wood, enamel paint, string, paper, tape measure, quarters, egg
73 x 8 x 7 inches; 185.4 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm

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Sarah Sze
Fifty-fifty
2010
Mixed media, sleeping bags, disco ball, lamps, felt, gravel
57 x 77 x 77 inches; 144.8 x 195.6 x 195.6 cm

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Sarah Sze
Tilting Planet (short tower)
2006/2009
mixed media
dimensions variable, approximately 10 x 12 x 8 feet
Installation view Sarah Sze: Tilting Planet, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 2009

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Sarah Sze
Just Now Dangled Still
2008
mixed media
dimensions variable, approximately 16 x 17 x 44 feet
Installation view Liverpool Biennial, 2008

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Sarah Sze
Untitled (Tokyo)
2008
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Maison Hermès 8F Le Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 2008

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Sarah Sze
A Certain Slant
2007
Mixed media
dimensions variable

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Sarah Sze
Tilting Planet (carpet)
2006/2007
mixed media
dimensions variable, approximately 30 x 24 x 6 feet
Installation view Sarah Sze: Tilting Planet, Malmo Konsthall, 2006

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Sarah Sze
Corner Plot
2006
Mixed media
4 ft deep
Installation view Doris C. Freedman Plaza, New York, NY, 2006.  

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Sarah Sze
Blue Poles
2006
painted steel
approx. 60 ft high

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Sarah Sze
Proportioned to the Groove
2005
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, MCA Chicago, 2005-2006

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Sarah Sze
The Art of Losing
2004
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2004

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Sarah Sze
Second Means of Egress (Orange)
2004
Powder coated steel
dimensions variable
Installation view State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London
Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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Sarah Sze
Everything in its Right Place
2002
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view 25th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2002
Collection of National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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Sarah Sze
Hidden Relief
2001
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Asia Society, New York, 2001

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Sarah Sze
Hidden Relief
2001
DETAIL

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Sarah Sze
Things Fall Apart
2001
mixed media
dimensions variable
Collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Sarah Sze
Seamless
1999
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Carnegie International 1999-2000, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

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Sarah Sze
Everything That Rises Must Converge
1999
mixed media
dimensions variable
Collection of Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris

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Sarah Sze
Everything That Rises Must Converge
1999
DETAIL

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Sarah Sze
Capricious Invention of Prisons
1999
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Venice Biennale, Italy, 1999

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Sarah Sze
Untitled (St. James)
1998
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Collection of the New Museum, New York

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Sarah Sze
Second Means of Egress
1998
mixed media
dimensions variable
Installation view Berlin Biennial, Akademie der Kunste, Germany, 1998-99
Collection of MORA Art Foundation, Vienna

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Sarah Sze
Ripe Fruit Falling (South)
1997
mixed media
Dimensions variable
Installation view PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, 1997

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Sarah Sze
Ripe Fruit Falling (North)
1997
mixed media
Dimensions variable

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Sarah Sze
Untitled (Studio)
1996
mixed media
Dimensions variable
Installation view School of Visual Arts Graduate Program, New York, NY, 1996

Prints and Drawings
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Sarah SZE
Eyechart
2011
color silkscreen and laser engraving
3 x 7 x 12 inches; 7.6 x 17.8 x 30.5 cm
Edition of 29

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Sarah Sze
2
2011
set of 6 prints, sillkscreen on Coventry Rag Paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches; 51.4 x 51.4 cm each framed
17 7/8 x 18 inches; 45.4 x 45.7 cm each unframed
Edition of 29
 

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Sarah Sze
2
2011
set of 6 prints, sillkscreen on Coventry Rag Paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches; 51.4 x 51.4 cm each framed
17 7/8 x 18 inches; 45.4 x 45.7 cm each unframed
Edition of 29

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Sarah Sze
2
2011
set of 6 prints, sillkscreen on Coventry Rag Paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches; 51.4 x 51.4 cm each framed
17 7/8 x 18 inches; 45.4 x 45.7 cm each unframed
Edition of 29

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Sarah Sze
Tailspin
2009
graphite, gouache, and ink on paper
25 3/4 x 72 1/8 inches; 65.4 x 183.2 cm (framed)
23 x 69 3/8 inches; 58.4 x 176.2 cm (unframed)

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Sarah Sze
Notepad
2008
offset lithography and laser engraved paper
22 1/2 x 11 x 8 inches; 57.2 x 27.9 x 20.3 cm
edition of 40

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Sarah Sze
Night
2003
offset lithograph and silkscreen
40 x 73 1/4 inches; 101.6 x 186.1 cm (framed)
39 x 71 3/4 inches; 99.1 x 182.2 cm (sheet)
38 1/4 x 71 1/4 inches; 97.2 x 181 cm (image)
edition of 27

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Sarah Sze
Day
2003
offset lithograph and silkscreen
39 x 71 3/4 inches; 99.1 x 182.2 cm (sheet)
38 1/4 x 71 1/4 inches; 97.2 x 181 cm (image)
edition of 27

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Sarah SZE
Eyechart
2011
color silkscreen and laser engraving
3 x 7 x 12 inches; 7.6 x 17.8 x 30.5 cm
Edition of 29

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Sarah Sze
2
2011
set of 6 prints, sillkscreen on Coventry Rag Paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches; 51.4 x 51.4 cm each framed
17 7/8 x 18 inches; 45.4 x 45.7 cm each unframed
Edition of 29
 

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Sarah Sze
2
2011
set of 6 prints, sillkscreen on Coventry Rag Paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches; 51.4 x 51.4 cm each framed
17 7/8 x 18 inches; 45.4 x 45.7 cm each unframed
Edition of 29

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Sarah Sze
2
2011
set of 6 prints, sillkscreen on Coventry Rag Paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches; 51.4 x 51.4 cm each framed
17 7/8 x 18 inches; 45.4 x 45.7 cm each unframed
Edition of 29

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Sarah Sze
Tailspin
2009
graphite, gouache, and ink on paper
25 3/4 x 72 1/8 inches; 65.4 x 183.2 cm (framed)
23 x 69 3/8 inches; 58.4 x 176.2 cm (unframed)

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Sarah Sze
Notepad
2008
offset lithography and laser engraved paper
22 1/2 x 11 x 8 inches; 57.2 x 27.9 x 20.3 cm
edition of 40

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Sarah Sze
Night
2003
offset lithograph and silkscreen
40 x 73 1/4 inches; 101.6 x 186.1 cm (framed)
39 x 71 3/4 inches; 99.1 x 182.2 cm (sheet)
38 1/4 x 71 1/4 inches; 97.2 x 181 cm (image)
edition of 27

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Sarah Sze
Day
2003
offset lithograph and silkscreen
39 x 71 3/4 inches; 99.1 x 182.2 cm (sheet)
38 1/4 x 71 1/4 inches; 97.2 x 181 cm (image)
edition of 27

Biography

Sarah Sze's work attempts to navigate and model the ceaseless proliferation of information and objects in contemporary life. Incorporating elements of painting, architecture, and installation within her sculpture, Sze investigates the value we place on objects and explores how objects ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit.


The artist employs a constellation of everyday materials in her work, ranging from found objects and photographs to handmade sculptures and living plants, creating encyclopedic and accumulative landscapes that penetrate walls and stretch across museums. Her work often takes on architectures, transforming space through radical shifts of scale or colonizing overlooked and peripheral spaces. Sze sees sculpture as evidence of behavior and she leaves her own raw process of experimentation apparent in her work.  As a result, her pieces often seem to hover in a transitional state, as if caught between growing and dying.  Captured in this suspension, the works become self-perpetuating systems, seemingly capable of aspiration, decay, and renewal. 


Like the scientific instruments of measurement they often reference, Sze's sculptures attempt to quantify and organize the universe, ascribing a fragile, personal system of order. Within her practice, sculpture becomes both a device for organizing and dismantling information and a mechanism to locate and dislocate oneself in time and space.


Born in Boston in 1969, Sze presently lives and works in New York. She received a BA from Yale University in Connecticut in 1991 and an MFA from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1997. She is a 2003 MacArthur Fellow.

In 2013, Sze represented the United States at the 55th Venice Biennale with a solo pavilion presentation entitled Triple Point. Other important solo exhibitions include Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (2014), Asia Society in New York (2011-12), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle, UK (2009), Malmo Konsthall in Sweden (2006), Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2003), Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (2002), Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2002), Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (1999), Foundation Cartier in Paris (1999), and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (1998). She has conceived major public commissions at New York City’s High Line Park (2011-12), the Doris C. Freedman Plaza in New York City, organized by the Public Art Fund (2006), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (2004).


Sze’s sculptures, installations and works on paper have also been exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, as part of the 1999 Carnegie International.


Her work is well represented in important private and public collections worldwide, including those of New York’s Guggenheim Museum, and Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, along with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 21st Century Museum of Art in Kanazawa, Japan, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Exhibitions
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11 September - 11 December 2016
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September 10 - October 17, 2015
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Work From the 1990s
12 June - 1 August 2014
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Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
13 December 2013 - 6 April 2014
Publications
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Phaidon
2016
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The Fabric Workshop and Museum
2014
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The Bronx Museum of the Arts / Gregory R. Miller & Co.
2013
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Asia Society, New York
2011
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
2007