Exclusive | Sarah Sze: Improvisation

Our latest Exclusive video short is now live! Click to watch “Sarah Sze: Improvisation” on Art21. org.

Filmed in 2010 at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France, Sarah Sze discusses the importance of improvisation and spontaneity during her installation process. Originally shown at her New York City gallery, Sze altered “The Uncountables (Encyclopedia),” (2010) for its reinstallation in France by incorporating locally found items. Sze’s use of improvisation allows for viewers to trace her decision making process as they explore and investigate the artwork.

Sarah Sze is featured in the Season 6 (2012) episode “Balance” of the Art in the Twenty-First Century program on PBS. Watch full episodes online for free via Art21.orgPBS Video or Hulu, as a paid download via iTunes, or as part of a Netflix streaming subscription.

CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Field Producer: Agnes Jammal. Camera: Miguel Sanchez Martin. Sound: Roger Phenix. Editor: Morgan Riles & Mark Sutton. Artwork Courtesy: Sarah Sze & Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Special Thanks: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice. Theme Music: Peter Foley.

Contributor
Claudine Isé is a Chicago-based arts and culture writer and a visiting clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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