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Press Release: Art21 to Release New Film: “Sarah Sze: Emotional Time”

Art21 to Release New Film: “Sarah Sze: Emotional Time”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday May 24, 2023

New York, New York – Art21 is proud to announce the premiere of “Sarah Sze: Emotional Time” on Wednesday, June 7, at 12:00 PM ET. The second 2023 release of Art21’s digital film series, Extended Play, “Sarah Sze: Emotional Time” offers a look into the artist’s newest exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim Museum.

“Every artwork is a timekeeper; it is a time capsule of what it means to be alive,” says artist Sarah Sze. “Art can show you how time is marked through emotion like no other medium.”

This film follows Sze as she reveals the thought processes and motivations behind her latest exhibition, Timelapse, at New York’s Guggenheim Museum. Responding to the museum’s iconic spiraling architecture and reflecting on the passage of time during the pandemic, the artist created paintings, sculptures, and video installations that explore the unique ways that art can help us mark and measure the passage of time through emotion.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Sarah Sze because her interests are so aligned with ours as documentary filmmakers.” says Director Ian Forster. “Much like how our films aim to capture and share private creative moments, her work foregrounds and reveals its own making.”

Tune in to the premiere of “Sarah Sze: Emotional Time” on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 12PM ET at Art21.org and on Art21’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/art21org. To learn more, email Art21 Manager of Communications, Hannah DeGarmo, at [email protected].

About Extended Play

Art21’s Extended Play digital series provides unmediated, behind-the-scenes access to today’s leading artists. Through process-revealing footage and intimate interviews, these curatorially-driven films chronicle a diverse scale of international projects, ranging from major commissions to exploratory sketches. Produced in close collaboration with artists, Extended Play uncovers the provocative ideas, timely cultural influences, and biographical anecdotes that inspire the artists featured throughout the series.

Extended Play is presented by the Marina Kellen French Foundation, with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the Art21 Contemporary Council, and individual contributors. Producers: Barbara & Andrew Gundlach.

About Art21

Art21 is the world’s leading source to learn directly from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, the mission of Art21 is to educate and expand access to contemporary art, producing documentary films, resources, and public programs. Learn more at Art21.org.