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Ursula von Rydingsvard, Amanda Gluibizzi, Jason Rosenfeld

Ursula von Rydingsvard, Amanda Gluibizzi, Jason Rosenfeld

The Brooklyn Rail

The New Social Environment#120

Ursula von Rydingsvard with Amanda Gluibizzi and Jason Rosenfeld

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard will be in conversation with Rail ArtSeen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi and Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Vi Khi Nao.

Ursula von Rydingsvard
Ursula von Rydingsvard was born 1942 in Deensen, Germany. She has lived and worked in New York City for over 40 years. Over a remarkable four-decade-long career, Ursula von Rydingsvard has become one of the most influential sculptors working today. She is best known for creating large-scale, often monumental sculpture from cedar beams, which she painstakingly cuts, assembles, and laminates before finally rubbing a graphite patina into the work’s textured, faceted surfaces. Her signature abstract shapes refer to things in the real world — vessels, bowls, tools, and other objects — each revealing the mark of the human hand while also summoning natural forms and forces. In recent years, von Rydingsvard has explored other mediums in depth, such as bronze, paper, and resin, continuing to expand upon her unique artistic vocabulary.

Amanda Gluibizzi
Amanda Gluibizzi is an ArtSeen editor at The Brooklyn Rail. An art historian, she is the co-director of The New Foundation for Art History and the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (forthcoming).

Jason Rosenfeld
Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College. He was co-curator of the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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