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Public Art Fund Talks: Sarah Sze and Teju Cole

The Great Hall at The Cooper Union
Apr 25 | Thu | 6:30PM ET | FREE
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Public Art Fund Talks: Sarah Sze and Teju Cole at The Great Hall at The Cooper Union
This exchange between artist Sarah Sze and writer Teju Cole will celebrate Sze’s ambitious site-specific Public Art Fund sculpture Shorter Than The Day, now permanently on view at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B. Commissioned in 2020 with LaGuardia Gateway Partners, Sze’s work evokes the passage of time through an intricate constellation of photographs. Hundreds of images form a mirage-like sphere that appears to float in midair. Each photograph is a snapshot of the sky above New York City taken over the course of one day. In her conversation, Sze will discuss the process behind this project and, alongside Cole, explore how their artistic practices capture non-linear experiences of time and the urban environment.

Attend in person at The Cooper Union’s Great Hall. Registration is required, and capacity is limited. Seating is first come, first served so please arrive early. Your registration does not guarantee a seat. Doors will close at 6:45pm.

This event will not be video recorded; audio documentation will be available on this website two weeks after the program.

Accessibility: Email Gabriela López Dena, Associate Curator of Public Practice, at with questions and requests for accessibility.

Venue: The Great Hall at The Cooper Union

7 East 7th Street Map