Laura Gascoigne

As seductive as Chagall: Sarah Sze’s The Waiting Room reviewed

Plus: the artist who transformed a gallery into an airport

‘Metronome’, 2023, by Sarah Sze, in Peckham Rye station. © sarah sze Courtesy the Artist. Photo_Thierry Bal

Exiting Peckham Rye station, you’re not aware of it, but standing on the platform you can see a mansard roof with ornamental railings silhouetted against the sky like a French chateau. Designed in the 1860s by Charles Henry Driver, architect of Sao Paolo’s Estacao da Luz, it once covered a vaulted waiting room which, after an intermediate existence as a billiard hall, was closed to the public in 1962.

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