Selected by Bronx Museum Executive Director Holly Block and independent curator Carey Lovelace, Chinese – American artist Sarah Sze will represent the USA with an installation titled Triple Point.”
The work will engage the existing architecture of the American pavilion as Sze creates her complex and delicate installations from her trademark materials, discarded objects and devices like electrical fans. There will also be an online component allowing users to live-stream video of the commission’s fabrication and installation. “Sze’s project for the U.S. Pavilion will create opportunities for public engagement and exchange both at a local level in Venice and at home in the United States,” writes Block, “connecting directly to the community- oriented mission of the Bronx Museum.” “Sze’s boundary-defying work engages architecture and space,” Lovelace adds in the press release, “challenging the viewer by reorganizing reference points, disorienting and reorienting at every turn… Her ephemeral installations strike a balance between spectacle and poetry.” Sarah Sze was born in Boston in 1969 and currently lives and works in New York. She has exhibited internationally, presenting installations at Maison Hermés, Tokyo (2008), Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2006), Whitney Museum, New York (2003), WalkerArtCenter, Minneapolis (2002) and Fondation Cartier in Paris (1999). She has shown previously at the Berlin Biennial, the Sao Paolo Biennale, the Liverpool Biennial, and the Lyon Biennale.