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REVIEW: Sarah Sze at Victoria Miro

REVIEW: Sarah Sze at Victoria Miro

Internationally acclaimed artist Sarah Sze opens at Victoria Miro in Mayfair this week. Conceived especially for the space, Sze’s collection of sculpture and found objects crystallize time into moments of human experience. Sze continues in the legacy of her entrance at the 55th Venice Biennale, where she represented the United States with a massive outdoors installation balanced on the cliff-edge of tragedy.

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[IMAGE: Sarah Sze, courtesy of Victoria Miro] Installation View, Calendar Series, 2013-2015

Mixed media works of sculpture occupy the gallery, obliging visitors to timidly circulate them. Fragile and unstable are their most apparent features, which address the fragility of human behavior and precariousness of memory. Vividly titled works such as Model for a Forgotten Task or Model for a Passing Thought imbue the sculptures with metaphorical meaning. They delicately materialize ideas of renewal, aspiration and decay in an equilibrium of gravity and found objects.

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[IMAGE: Sarah Sze, courtesy of Victoria Miro] Model for Final Thought, 2015

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[IMAGE: Sarah Sze, courtesy of Victoria Miro] Installation View, Still Life with Desk, 2013-2015

Alongside her signature sculptures, a series of silkscreen prints adorn the walls of Victoria Miro. These are the front pages of global newspapers, whose common denominator is their date: 1st January 2014. Replacing all images with pictures of the night sky, Sze alludes back to a timeless equation of gravity, balance and universality.

Merging architecture, painting and sculpture Sze’s artworks are dizzying traces of the universe as it unfolds in moments of congregation and extraterrestrial perspective.

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[IMAGE: Sarah Sze, courtesy of Victoria Miro] Installation View, Stone Series, 2013-2015

Until 14th March
Victoria Miro, Mayfair

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