Taking place across Rotunda Ramp 6 and Tower Gallery 7, this exhibition (9 October 2020–21 March 2021) will immerse visitors in today’s generative proliferation of images through painting, sculpture, print, sound, video and photography.
Beginning on the sixth ramp of the rotunda, a site-specific installation of works created by the artist will trace the museum’s architecture and culminate at the apex of the Frank Lloyd Wright building in Tower 7, with the New York premiere of Timekeeper (2016), from the museum’s collection. Monumental, multisensory, and kaleidoscopic, Timekeeper combines everyday objects—a table from the artist’s studio, scraps of paper, shards of mirrored glass, potted plants—with whirling video projections of things in motion—a bird in flight, churning waves, a running cheetah. Embedded in this living scaffolding of experience and memory are digital clocks indicating time from around the world, underscoring the multiple simultaneities of human existence. This presentation brings together the diverse elements that embody the artist’s meditation on the various ways in which the passage of time is experienced and attests to Sze’s unprecedented approach to materials and space. With this exhibition, the museum builds upon its distinguished history of championing the visionary engagements of living artists with Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique architecture. This presentation is organized by Nancy Spector, Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator with Kyung An, Assistant Curator, Asian Art.
Image: Sarah Sze, Timekeeper, 2016
Mixed media, mirrors, wood, stainless steel, archival pigment prints, projectors, lamps, desks, stools, stone
© Sarah Sze
Courtesy of the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery and Victoria Miro