Ursula von Rydingsvard constructs a concept piece by piece
Where do vision and execution diverge?
From her Brooklyn studio earlier this year, Ursula von Rydingsvard spoke to us about transforming a concept into a realized work.
“Very often, my work never comes out the way I originally thought,” said the artist. “If you draw exactly what you’re going to make, you’re putting yourself in jail. It’s so boring. It’s not like that.”
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Ann Hamilton weaves joy through interaction
For the event of a thread (2012), Ann Hamilton created a large-scale multisensory installation in the cavernous drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Visitors engaged with the participatory installation through a network of interconnected swings linked to a massive white curtain hung 70 feet high.
“It’s very intimate, and yet, it’s very large and anonymous—this quality of solitude and being in a congregation or group of people,” says Hamilton.
“The feeling of that is actually very comforting, and something that we need.”
Playlist: Call & Response
When artists engage in a back-and-forth as part of their creative practice, an element of dialogue—whether with history, surroundings, audience, or collaborators—invites added voices and perspectives to the development of a work.
Imbuing their process with a collaborative energy, the artists featured in this playlist of films embrace antiphony by introducing a creative dialogue. One side speaks and another responds, each informing or commenting on the other.
Recommendations from Art21 staff
Watch: We Are the Champions on Netflix
Watch: Fly High Duluth from SNL on YouTube