Heading to an exhibition by an artist you know nothing about? We’re here to help. In our new Five Things You Can Say series, we’ll arm you a quartet of delightfully pertinent quips to rattle off at a given artist’s showcase, effectively making you look like a member of the cultural elite. First up: Sarah Sze’s current exhibition at Victoria Miro in London.
1. “I had a butterfly land on me while I was looking at her bird-feeder sculpture on the High Line.”
2. “This explains why she won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. And how fitting that, exactly one decade later, she’ll represent the United States in the 2013 Venice Biennale!”
3. “Did you read the article about her in the New Yorker a few weeks ago? Richard Serra is quoted saying that she’s ‘changing the potential of sculpture.’”
4. “I totally bought a t-shirt from the Gap she designed in 2008. But to be honest, I like the one that Cai Guo-Qiang did better.”
5. “It’s pronounced ‘ZEE,’ you moron.”