VENICE, ITALY - 1 JUNE 2013: Sarah Sze's "Triple Point (Eclipse)", 2013 -
Wood, aluminum, steel, plastic, stone, string, sand, pigment, lamps, mixed media - at the US Pavilion at the Giardini of the Biennale in Venice, Italy, on June 1st 2013.
Sarah Sze's "Triple Point" comprises a series of interrelated installations that transform the rooms of the United States Pavilion into a chain of immersive experiences. Extending beyond the confines of the gallery spaces to include the building's exterior, entrance, and exit, the exhibition directly engages the Neoclassical building designed in 1930 by architects William Adams Delano and Chester Holmes Aldrich, challenging its Palladian sense of order.
Since the 1990s, artist Sarah Sze (b. 1969) has developed a sculptural aesthetic that
transforms space through radical shifts in scale, colonizing overlooked or peripheral spaces, engaging with the fabric and history of a building, and shifting the viewer's perception and
experience of architecture through large-scale, site-specific interventions. Triple Point brings together many of the ideas that Sze has developed during her practice.
?Central to the exhibition is the notion of the ?compass? and how we locate ourselves in a perpetually disorienting world." said Sze.
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale takes place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York TImes
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