"The spontaneous is always where it’s the most interesting for the artist and for the viewer."
Artist Sarah Sze, who represents the United States at this year’s Venice Biennale, is our current 100 Artists featured artist. For the 2013 Venice Biennale, Sarah Sze has transformed the United States Pavilion with a site-specific installation, Triple Point (2013), commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York.
Seen here is a reinstallation of the artist’s work, The Uncountables (Encyclopedia) (2010), at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France, as featured in a 2012 episode from Art21’s Exclusive series. “Improvisation is crucial,” says Sze in the episode. “I want the work to to have this feeling that it was improvised; that you can see decisions happening on site the way you see a live sports event—the way you hear jazz.”
WATCH: Sarah Sze: Improvisation
IMAGES: Sarah Sze, The Uncountables (Encyclopedia), 2010. Installation view at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice, France, 2010. Production stills from the Art21 Exclusive film, Sarah Sze: Improvisation. © Art21, Inc. 2012.