Photo Credit: Courtesy Ursula von Rydingsvard Studio, 2016
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ursula von Rydingsvard Studio, 2016

"Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own” Preview Screening of a Film by Daniel Traub and Ken Kobland

June 2, 2018–2:00 to 4:30 pm

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:00-4:30 pm
Perelman Auditorium, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19130
RSVP required
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is pleased to present a preview screening of the documentary Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into her Own, a film by Daniel Traub and Ken Kobland, 55 minutes. 

Due to rain, the planned BYO picnic in the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden has been rescheduled for June 9, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

About the Artist
Ursula von Rydingsvard was born in 1942 in Deensen, Germany. Her first monumental work in hand-pounded copper, URODA, was permanently installed at Princeton University (2015), followed by her largest public sculpture in bronze, SCIENTIA, at MIT (2015). A new permanent installation is forthcoming at Stanford University in 2018.  Her permanent sculptures are in such collections as the North Carolina Museum of Art, Bloomberg Corporation, and Barclays Center. Her work is part of over 30 museum collections, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI. She has received honors including the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture, the Guggenheim Fellowship, three awards from the American section of the International Association of Art Critics, the International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The artist lives in New York City and works in Brooklyn.
About the Film Director
Daniel Traub is a New York-based filmmaker and photographer originally from Philadelphia. Traub lived in China from 1998-2007, working as cinematographer on documentary films for various networks and production companies including PBS, German Television ZDF and Arte. Traub's photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, and the Lianzhou Photo Festival, China. His work can be found in public and private collections, such as the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
About the Film Editor
Since the mid-70s, Ken Kobland has produced art/experimental/personal film and video works which have been screened in numerous festivals world-wide and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre Pompidou, France among others. As a collaborator Kobland has worked with the New York Experimental Theater and the Wooster Group, New York. As a Cinematographer and Editor Mr. Kobland has produced documentary features on Joan Mitchell, Chuck Close, Louise Bourgeois and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, which are in distribution by First Run Features, Zeitgeist and ArtHouse Films.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; Heidi and Tom McWilliams; Anonymous Donors; Agnes Gund; Harvey S. Shipley Miller, the Shipley Miller Foundation; the Arcadia Foundation; Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson; the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation; Katie Adams Schaeffer and Tony Schaeffer; Maja Paumgarten and John Parker; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; ForGood Fund; Henry S. McNeil; Constance H. Williams; Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz; and Tony and Lynn Hitschler.  

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional operational support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
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