Let’s start with Ursula von Rydingsvard’s sculptures which are located in the Giardino della Marinaressa. Set in this small park, the mostly cedar works could have grown in the garden like a native species, so comfortable are they in the setting. In fact, the park was designed for the location – it had long been an abandoned and untended site. Besides the huge cedar-tree works, one with a carved lacy top where leaves might be – there is a shocking, other-worldy translucent-blue sculpture made of resin that has been cast in cedar. Islands of greener-than-real grass and light-tan cedar-chip walkways create a delightful consistency.
Biennale di Venezia, Italy till November 22, 2015