More than twenty years after her first solo show at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, American sculptor Sarah Sze presents from October 24, 2020 to March 7, 2021 two new sculptural installations in the exhibition spaces of Jean Nouvel’s iconic building. Commissioned by the Fondation Cartier, these large-scale works explore how the proliferation of images—printed in magazines, gleaned from the Web, intercepted from outer space—fundamentally changes our relation to physical objects, memories, and time.
Born 1969 in Boston, Sarah Sze lives in New York. Internationally renowned for her work challenging the frontiers between painting, installation, and architecture, she assembles everyday objects, images and videos to create delicate and complex sculptural installations.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the Fondation Cartier conceived a richly illustrated catalog, designed in close collaboration with the artist, retracing the creation and the presentation of these two works. An essay by philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour, a conversation between Sarah Sze and Jean Nouvel, and a text by the curator of the exhibition, offer a deeper understanding of these two works, as well as of the creative process of the artist and of the references that are omnipresent in her work.
Bilingual French/English version