Sarah Sze: Timekeeper
Texts by Christopher Bedford, Hal Foster, Katy Siegel, Renata Salecl, Hito Steyerl
For over 20 years Sarah Sze has produced celebrated works of art, synthesizing a near boundless range of common materials into intricate constructions that are both delicate and overwhelming. Sze's latest site-specific installation at the Rose Art Museum, Timekeeper, combines many of the artist's diverse capabilities and interests into a sprawling experiential work that isn't strictly sculpture, painting, video, or installation, but all of them at once.
Timekeeper is a monumental construction of plants, ladders, digital clocks, and other objects, with a lifecycle all its own marked by the flickering lights of hundreds of projected images. This ambitious installation sees Sze approaching some of the most complex themes of her celebrated career: time's passage and its marking in mechanical and biological forms.
The Timekeeper installation was a catalyst for a book which explores major new ideas in Sze's work and practice. The ambitious work is extensively documented here alongside significant new texts on Sze, her work, and the passage and experience of time.
Hardcover, 9.375 x 12.375 inches, 208 pages, illustrated throughout
Publication April 2017