American installation artist Sarah Sze is currently amongst a repertoire of artists being featured at La Biennale di Venizia in Venice, Italy, the cultural institution renowned for its International Film, Art and Architecture Exhibitions, among other contemporary arts initiatives.
Ms. Sze is celebrated for her attention to her immediate surroundings, creating site-specific installations out of everyday items such as light bulbs and fake rocks. At the centre of her exhibition entitled “Triple Point”, commissioned by the Bronx Museum, is “orientation and disorientation”, coupled with the poignant questions of what objects in life have value, and exploring how value is created.
One of her assemblages involves the placement of faux boulders or rocks throughout Venice, placing them in unlikely locations in stores, restaurants or elsewhere; the pattern of the rock layout, Ms. Sze claims, leads people to the pavilion where the main exhibition is being held, “disrupting perceptions of place and time”.
Since its foundation in 1895, the Venice Biennale has been recognised as a forerunner in the realm of the avant-garde, exposing contemporary artists and trends. The Biennale’s 55th International Art Exhibition began on June 1st, 2013 and will run through November 24th, 2013 at various venues throughout the city of Venice, including the Giardini and the Arsenale. This years exhibition features over 150 artists from over 37 countries.