Sarah Sze Brings Venice Biennale Show to the Bronx Museum
July 2, 2014
Visual Arts Professor Sarah Sze’s 2013 Venice Biennale installation, “Triple Point (Planetarium),” will be on displayat the Bronx Museum of Arts from July 3 through August 24. The original work in Venice was commissioned by the Bronx Museum. In the original version, Sze utilized every day household objects to comment on the architecture of the 1930s Palladian-style structure of the U.S. Pavilion, appearing to modify the building’s structure without actual physical change. The piece has been reworked for installation in the Bronx Museum's North Wing Gallery.
Sze has received critical acclaim for her public commissions and site-specific installations, including recent commissions for the New York City High Line, the Cartier Foundation, the Carnegie International and the São Paolo Biennial. A MacArthur Fellow and Louis Comfort Tiffany Award winner, she has challenged architectures and captivated viewers with her large-scale constructions that penetrate walls, suspend from ceilings, burrow into the ground and stretch across museums. Solo museum projects include at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Institute of Contemporary Art, London. An exhibition of Sze’s drawings, Infinite Line was on view at the Asia Society in New York last year.
An Open House will be held at the Bronx Museum on Monday, July 14 from 6 - 8 PM.