Defying Gravity: Curating at the Venice Biennale
2013 marks the 55th year of the Venice Biennale, one of the premiere global events for contemporary art. For this year’s iteration, Holly Block, Executive Director at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, has selected New York-based artist Sarah Sze to represent the United States. At Headlands, Block discusses her curatorial practice and provides an in-depth look at Sze’s monumental new work, which will debut in Venice this summer. Join us for a Veneto-inspired dinner in the Mess Hall prior to the presentation.
Sarah Sze: Triple Point, the official U.S. representation at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, is organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts and is presented by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U. S. Department of State. The exhibition is produced with the collaboration of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York). Lead foundation support has been provided by Ford Foundation, with additional support from the 2013 Venice Biennale Advisors & Committee Members. Special support of digital engagement and education programs is provided by Bloomberg.
Image: Sarah Sze, Just Now Dangled Still, 2008. Mixed media, dimensions variable, approx. 16 x 17 x 44 feet. Installation view Liverpool Biennale, 2008. Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial International 08. Photo: Adatabase.