Sarah Sze: Centrifuge

Summary of Sarah Sze: Centrifuge%

Exhibition catalogue

  • in German and English
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: 16,80 € (6 €)
  • 2018

About this exhibition catalogue

For the fifth edition of Der Öffentlichkeit — Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst, American artist Sarah Sze created Centrifuge, a new site-specific installation that radically transformed visitors’ perception and experience of the museum’s Middle Hall (the former Ehrenhalle). Sze conceived an installation whose spatial agglomerations explode the perceptual field within the Middle Hall. Centrifuge commenced from a fixed point and dynamically morphed outwards into the surrounding space; shifting in scale and density as its various components unravelled.

The series of trajectories created by the scattering concentrations of material across the space created an intimate yet immersive environment informed by a changing sense of gravity, scale and time. At its centre, the various objects that encircle the nucleus of the installation recalled subatomic particles morphing and evolving within a quantum field, an implied kinesis which was counterbalanced by the nature of the sculpture’s overall form; an indeterminacy that in turn mimics the transmutation of cells and organisms within biological life.

Edited by Okwui Enwezor. Texts by Okwui Enwezor, Damian Lentini, Julie Mehretu, and Zadie Smith.
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Exhibition catalogue to:


DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT — Exhibition, 15.9.17 — 12.8.18