Step Into Sarah Sze's Cosmic Matrix at Gagosian Paris

The New York-based artist is re-presenting her immersive installation, ‘Pictures at an Exhibition.’

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For Sarah Sze, art is equal parts observation and participation. Her monumental installations are intricately layered like a spider web of disparate images spanning history and personal experience, inviting onlookers to roam in and around a cosmic matrix that conflates physical and digital experiences with micro and macro perspectives.

At Gagosian‘s rue de Ponthieu location in Paris, the New York-based artist is showcasing her Pictures at an Exhibition, which previously debuted at the inaugural Thailand Biennale. Set amidst a dimly lit space, Sze’s video installation takes over the entire first floor of the gallery, as tiny paper screens are brought to life through video and light, resulting in a kaleidoscopic effect that pours across the space. “The boundaries of my artwork are never framed—they spill out the door and into the street,” Sze explained in a statement. “I want to remind people that they are a witness to the work.”

The installation is complemented by a piano suite composed by Modest Mussorgsky in 1874, alongside a new series of abstract paintings by Sze, equally capturing an interplay between “digital and analog, tactile and immaterial, and physical and imagined,” wrote Gagosian.

For those heading to Paris for the Olympic Games, be sure to step into Pictures at an Exhibition, which will be on view in the French capital until September 28, 2024.

Gagosian
Rue de Ponthieu
75008 Paris, France

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