On the occasion of her second solo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier, the American artist Sarah Sze (born in 1969) created two immersive installations that interact with the transparent building by Jean Nouvel. If the exhibition "From night to day" is currently closed due to the health crisis, the Fondation Cartier offers to discover it virtually through a walk-discussion led by Sarah Sze and Bruno Latour.
Contrary to the “less is more” aesthetic and the economy of means advocated by American minimalist art, Sarah Sze sublimates objects from a readily trivial everyday life. In the exhibition “From night to day” at the Fondation Cartier, she metamorphoses the architecture imagined by Jean Nouvel into a phantasmal cosmos with two installations created in situ. These composite works made of various objects and materials, through a profusion of images and things, echo our technological world, since it is saturated with digital data, visual information and manufactured products.
A few days before the opening of the exhibition, in October, Sarah Sze and the French sociologist Bruno Latour led a walk-discussion around the works. The film is now available online, which makes it possible to discover the attachment despite the confinement.
“From night to day”, from October 24, 2020 to March 7, 2021, at the Fondation Cartier, in Paris. For more information, visit the Fondation Cartier website and Sarah sze.
Visuals: © Sarah Sze Photo © Luc Boegly