About the Artist
Since the late 1990s, Sarah Sze has developed a signature visual language that challenges the static nature of sculpture. Sze draws from Modernist traditions of the found object, dismantling their authority with dynamic constellations of materials that are charged with flux, transformation and fragility. Captured in this suspension, her immersive and intricate works question the value society places on objects and how objects ascribe meaning to the places and times we inhabit.
Sarah Sze: Afterimage
'I’m interested in the idea of how something is seared into your memory. We have all of this information… How does something stick with you?'
In this film, the artist discusses the process of creating the site-specific works in her new exhibition at the gallery: Images in Debris, an installation of images, light, sound, film, and objects, that seeks to transform the visitor’s perception and experience of the first-floor gallery; and Afterimage, an environment of wall-based works that replicates aspects of the artist’s studio and includes elements made in situ as well as images collected, gathered and discarded in the process of making the work.
A Zapote Productions’ film; all works ©/courtesy Sarah Sze
Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro
Victoria Miro collaborates with Siobhan Davies to present The Collection. For three weeks, performers and artists present specially commissioned dance and artworks at Victoria Miro Gallery in North London and Siobhan Davies Studios in South London.