Join us for MOCA’s Virtual Studio Visits series led by MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach as he digitally connects with artists around the world for studio visits. This week features artist Sarah Sze. This talk was pre-recorded on March 20, 2021 and will now be available on MOCA’s YouTube channel.
Sarah Sze gleans objects and images from worlds both physical and digital, assembling them into complex multimedia works that shift scale between microscopic observation and macroscopic perspective on the infinite. A peerless bricoleur, Sze moves with a light touch across proliferating media. Her dynamic, generative body of work spans sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, video, and installation while always addressing the precarious nature of materiality and grappling with matters of entropy and temporality.
Sze was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003 and a Radcliffe Fellowship in 2005. In 2013, she represented the United States at the Venice Biennale. Her work is exhibited in museums worldwide and held in the permanent collections of prominent institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Tate Modern. Sze's many public works include permanent works for the Seattle Opera House, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York, and LaGuardia Airport in New York.
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Virtual MOCA is presented by the MOCA Thrive Fund courtesy of Chara Schreyer.
Education at MOCA courtesy of Terri and Michael Smooke. Additional support provided by The Hearst Foundations, Blum & Poe, and Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.