Venice – Biennale di Arte 2015: Ursula von Rydingsvard

L1170886 (Large)During the next weeks I will introduce to you some pieces of art which I discoverd at my visit of the Venice Art Biennale in June 2015.

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.L1170885 (Large) L1170884 (Large)

Biennale di Venezia, Italy till November 22, 2015