: Filmed in August 2013, Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her large-scale sculpture "Ona" (2013), which is permanently installed outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Originally made with cut cedar beams, the sculpture was cast in bronze at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, where von Rydingsvard is shown applying a patina to its undulating surface. By installing the work in a public space without security guards or barricades, von Rydingsvard is encouraging visitors to touch the work, to "see with one's hands."
Ursula von Rydingsvard builds towering cedar structures, creating an intricate network of individual beams and sensuous, puzzle-like surfaces. While abstract at its core, von Rydingsvard's work takes visual cues from the landscape, the human body, and utilitarian objects—such as the artist's collection of household vessels—and demonstrates an interest in the point where the man-made meets nature.
Learn more about the artist at:www.art21.org/artists/ursula-von-rydingsvard
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producers: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Ian Forster. Camera: Ian Forster, Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Sound: Amanda Long & Ava Wiland. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Ursula von Rydingsvard & Barclays Center. Special Thanks: Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry. Theme Music: Peter Foley.
"Exclusive" is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel, and by individual contributors.
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