Conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist, this series brings together artists with the individuals who have significantly influenced the development of their artistic practice. For this edition, Katharina Grosse and Sarah Sze speak on their own and each other’s work, and how Grosse’s work inspired and informed Sze. Grosse is a major figure who creates immersive site-specific installations using architecture and landscape with paint and stencils cut from cardboard and thick foam rubber. The influence of this expanded/abstracted painting practice will be in dialogue with Sze whose installations are made of everyday objects to challenge systems of order. This conversation will investigate the use of gesture and celestial scale to push towards potentially new ways of thinking.
Katharina Grosse, Artist, Berlin; Sarah Sze, Artist, New York
Moderator: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10am - 11:30am
Filmed on site at Art Basel in Basel 2018.