Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014

Ursula von Rydingsvard, Blackened Word, 2008 courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong Image 1 of 7
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Damski Czepek, 2006 courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong Image 2 of 7
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Scratch, 2013–14 Image 3 of 7
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Elegantka II, 2013–14 Image 4 of 7
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Bronze Bowl with Lace, 2014 Image 5 of 7
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Installation view, 2014 Image 6 of 7
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Anastazia, 2013–14 Image 7 of 7
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05.04.14 - 04.01.15
Underground Gallery & open air
The first large-scale survey in Europe by highly acclaimed American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard is at YSP from 5 April 2014–4 January 2015. The exhibition, which is the artist’s most extensive to date, illustrates the full scope of von Rydingsvard’s diverse practice, including more than 40 works of drawing and sculpture made over the last two decades, presented in YSP’s purpose-built Underground Gallery and the open air.

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One of America’s most inventive and individual artists, with work in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, among others, von Rydingsvard has evolved a distinctive, highly personal sculptural language that has become synonymous with cedar, the wood that lies at the heart of her practice. The exhibition features wall-mounted works, monolithic structures and other complex forms, most of which are meticulously assembled from 4” x 4” cedar beams.

A series of associated events, including an In Conversation with the artist, accompanies the exhibition. A major publication, including an interview with the artist, is available alongside exclusive exhibition merchandise.

Ursula von Rydingsvard was presented the International Sculpture Center (ISC) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year.

An exhibition of work by von Rydingsvard, developed in collaboration with YSP, can be seen at Kloster Schoenthal in Switzerland 10 May–12 October 2014. A sculpture by von Rydingsvard was featured in the Laurent-Perrier Garden designed by Luciano Giubbilei at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 20–24 May 2014. The garden won Best in Show and Gold.

The exhibition is part of Yorkshire Festival, 100 days of art and culture in the lead up to the world's greatest cycling race which visits Yorkshire this year.


Supported by
Charina Endowment Fund; The Camilli Foundation; Roberta Denning; Agnes Gund; Joyce Linde; Morton and Estelle Sosland; Susan and John Diekman; Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe; The Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art; Pat Gantz and Family; George Krupp; Joel and Sherry Mallin; Brian Hopkinson; Ann and Herbert Burger


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Jay on Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014 | See all (6) comments
Brought my grandchildren to see this exhibition. Libby is 5 William is 11. They were both enchanted with it. Libby sat through the video enthralled then went back to look at the exhibits again and noticed all the graphite and spent another half hour looking at all the working out marks. It is amazing to see how all the pieces work together. Will definitely visit again before it ends. Gail on Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014
The works made from blocks of wood are amazing, and it is really interesting to see how heavy-duty it is to make one. A real shame it was not possible to stand underneath the translucent blue resin cave, though. A.P. Erson on Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014
We found this fantastic. It is not to be missed. John and Daphne Smith on Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014
I found the staff in the Archive very helpful and the gentleman in the Kennel block cafe very helpful Liz Spencer on Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014
Feel privileged to have seen this amazing exhibition Mary on Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014

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