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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

WASH DC |Coffee and Curator's Tour of 'Ursula Von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling'

Start Date: 7/23/2019 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 7/23/2019 10:30 AM EDT

Venue Name: National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave NW
Meet in the lobby
Washington, DC  United States  20005

Organization Name: ArtTable DC

ArtTable DC Programs
Email: dc@arttable.org
Phone: 212 342 1735 Ext. 13

Members & Guests Free

Join ArtTable for a curator-led tour of Ursulva von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling, the artist's first solo exhibition in Washington, DC, on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) through July 28, 2019. NMWA Assistant Curator Norin Zahra will be leading this program. After the tour, join fellow ArtTable members and guests for a dutch treat coffee at Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee at nearby City Center. 

About The Contour of Feeling
This landmark exhibition of monumental sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard (b. 1942, Deensen, Germany) illuminates the process by which the artist gives outward visual form to her ideas and emotions. Expressive cedar sculptures are accompanied by poetic explorations in paper pulp, leather, linen, and other organic materials. With an emphasis on her work since 2000, The Contour of Feeling marks the most ambitious presentation of von Rydingsvard’s art in the United States, and her first solo exhibition in Washington, D.C.

The daughter of a woodcutter from a long line of peasant farmers, von Rydingsvard spent several of her early years in the wooden barracks of refugee camps in Germany at the end of World War II. Her works offer subtle hints of biographical, religious, or cultural references, while deliberately remaining abstract and evocative. 

Each of the large-scale sculptures involves a labor-intensive, yet intuitive, process that can take nearly a year to complete. Wearing safety gear and wielding heavy machinery, von Rydingsvard and her team saw, slice, stack, glue, and mark the works with graphite before assembling their final forms. Towering vertical structures, sprawling floor-based works, and expansive wall constructions inspire awe and introspection.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling is organized by The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia and guest curator Mark Rosenthal.

If this event is at capacity, please email 
dc@arttable.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Thank you to Amy Mannarino, Director of Communications and Marketing at NMWA and Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah for organizing this tour.

Image: Ursula von Rydingsvard, Zakopane, 1987; Cedar and paint, 11 ft. 6 in. x 22 ft. x 3 ft.; © Ursula von Rydingsvard, Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co.; Photo by Carlos Avendaño

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