In a new film from the Art21 digital series Exclusive, Sarah Sze shares the process and inspiration behind her immersive artwork for the Second Avenue Subway in New York City. Inspired by the Italian Futurists and Russian Constructivists, Sze designed the work around “how we move through space.”
The porcelain tiles of the artist’s designs incorporate manipulated photographs of sculptural works and the New York City landscape, as well as intimate hand drawings enlarged many times over.
Image: Artist Sarah Sze and her installation Blueprint for a Landscape (2017) at the 96th Street Subway station. Production still from the Art21 Exclusive series episode "Sarah Sze: Designing a Subway Station."