Sarah Sze Exhibition
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This is the first solo exhibition in Japan by this internationally exhibiting New York based artist. She appropriates readily obtainable objects mass produced for daily use as the raw materials for her installations, making us rethink our everyday surroundings and arrangements. At first glance, Sze's techniques appear extremely contemporary, but the way she manipulates these artificial materials is based on traditional methods of sculpture. The mass-produced, inorganic, man-made items she uses in her works lend a powerful dynamism to her works that is reminiscent of the organic nature of cities constantly in motion. Chance and necessity, fragility and solidity, regularity and chaos - the dichotomies present in Sze's works swing the viewer's imagination's pendulum back and forth between the ordinary and fantastical.
From 2008-02-08 To 2008-05-11
Gravity-defying installations in one of Tokyo's most striking exhibition spaces.
Sarah Sze fills the top floor gallery of Maison Hermès with an installation of orchestral complexity.
Japan Times Art Brief
By Donald Eubank
The intention of Sze's work is to make you look anew at everyday objects. But that is probably less important — they are what they are — than the compositions that she arranges them in ...
This artwork arranges the everyday objects that fill up our life, in a controlled expression of natural chaos and beauty, in much the same spirit that Ikebana arranges flowers. This connection seems to pose the theory that these objects, manmade or not, are also extensions of nature.
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