Sarah Sze Exhibition

Maison Hermès

poster for Sarah Sze Exhibition

This event has ended.

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.

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Schedule

From 2008-02-08 To 2008-05-11

Artist(s)

Sarah Sze

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Reviews

Paul Baron tablog review

Sarah Sze Exhibition Opens at Maison Hermès

Gravity-defying installations in one of Tokyo's most striking exhibition spaces.

Olivier Krischer tablog review

"To see a World in a grain of sand"

Sarah Sze fills the top floor gallery of Maison Hermès with an installation of orchestral complexity.

donald_japantimes: (2008-02-21 at 16:02)

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 ...

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20080221b1.html

cpalmieri: (2008-02-28 at 12:02)

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.

Excellent.

mcai66: (2008-03-10 at 22:03)

子供が空き地に「基地」を作るような無邪気さと奔放さと熱心さが作品から感じられて、見ていてワクワクとした楽しい気持ちになりました。
http://brautigan.blog3.fc2.com/blog-entry-485.html

voidchicken: (2008-04-07 at 08:04)

http://voidchicke.exblog.jp/8048461/
サラ・ジーの展覧会の記者会見に、銀座のメゾンエルメスへ。

ramarama: (2008-04-15 at 23:04)

東京でお寿司を沢山食べて、
スーパーやコンビニで買物して、
そういうものが作品に組み込まれているようです...

http://ramarama.cocolog-nifty.com/ramarama/2008/04/post_cfb7.html

Kylin: (2008-05-02 at 00:05)

アパレルの華やかな雰囲気の店舗を抜け、
エレベータで8Fに上がり、
扉が開いた瞬間に見たものは…、

何とも形容のしようの無い、
混沌と秩序の対比。

柱に巻かれた雑多な物々の大胆さと、
床に置かれたビスや豆類の繊細さと、
床に直に描かれたペイントの青の無秩序さと。

3週間かけたというセッティングに見合うだけの
「見る価値」がある。

>> Written by "Kylin"on the Web.

takatokyo: (2008-05-05 at 09:05)

komatsuyart: (2008-05-05 at 15:05)

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