Congratulations to Sarah Sze, AFT artist for the new 96th Street/2nd Avenue Subway station, who will represent the US at the 2013 Venice Biennale! Pictured above is a rendering of the 96th Street/2nd Avenue Subway station’s installation by Sarah.
Details from an Art Info preview of the new station:
Sze’s design for the 96th Street stop consists of a series of drawings reproduced directly onto wall tiles through a digital printing process. The three entrances to the station each have a different palette — lavender, light blue, and deep blue — bursting with hundreds of different designs aimed to amuse. (Think oversize plants, floating ladders, and a lone office chair.) “Even if you get off at that stop every day for a year, you’ll still find something new,” said [MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design’s Lester] Burg.
If you’ve been to the High Line in the last year, you’ve most likely seen Sarah’s public art piece, Still Life With Landscape (Model for a Habitat) on view until June 2012. Sze’s latest exhibition Infinite Line is on view at the Asia Society and closes this Sunday, March 25th. See it while you can!