Ursula von Rydingsvard, "Pod Pachą"
In conjunction with her exhibition
, Ursula von Rydingsvard will be lecturing this Sunday at PAM
on her last decade of sculpting.
Born in 1942 into a German refugee camp, von Rydingsvard emigrated to the U.S. with her family in 1950, and later studied art at Columbia. Her often monumental sculptures, characterized by wooden, organic forms, have since elevated her to a major force in the art world. She received the 2007 Rome Prize, and her exhibition at PAM includes a series of drawings she completed during her residency in Italy.
von Rydingsvard will lecture at 2pm on Sunday, September 16
, in the Whitsell Auditiorium. Tickets are $10 for non-members, and can be purchased online
or at the museum box office.
Got to talk with Ursula a lot last night. An absolutely wonderful person, very articulate and an excellent speaker... there have been a lot of artist talks in Portland but this one will definitely be worth the effort.
The piece at PAM is both incredibly rigorous yet intuitive.... visceral intelligece occupying space in a really substantial way.
It was a good talk on Sunday, well worth the time. Also recommend seeing her work on the 4th floor.
She started off talking about how different it was to land at PDX and wait for her luggage. She noted a different feeling looking around at the people... she said "it felt akin to something like being happy."
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