Artist Talk by Sarah Pierce

March 1, 2010

7pm

Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003

Dublin-based American artist Sarah Pierce will speak at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building on March 1, the evening before the exhibition opening of Into The Unknown at Ludlow 38. The talk deals with the artist’s interest in conversations and will look at the relationship between performer and audience. Since 2003 Pierce has used the umbrella term “The Metropolitan Complex” to describe her practice which uses archives, exhibitions, and papers – often opening these structures up to the personal and the incidental.

Sarah Pierce is one of six commissioned artists working with the Dutch platform If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Recent projects include: It’s time man. It feels imminent, ICA, London, 2008 (subsequent chapters at De Appel, Amsterdam, and FOUR, Dublin); The question would be the answer to the question Are you happy?, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, 2009; An artwork in the third person, Project, Dublin, 2009. In 2005 she represented Ireland at the 51st Venice Biennale.

www.themetropolitancomplex.com