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Public Art Fund Talks: Claudia Wieser
Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser is known for her Modernist-inspired geometric constructions. Influenced by the work of Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, who embraced spirituality as part of their aesthetic process, Wieser broadens their ideals to consider the coexistence of abstraction and physiological experience.

Wieser’s virtual talk on November 9 accompanies Rehearsal, the artist’s first-ever public art exhibition, presented by Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park on view through April 17, 2022. Featuring five distinct large-scale geometric sculptures clad with hand-painted glazed tiles, panels featuring photographs of New York City and Roman and Greek antiquities, and mirror polished stainless steel, Rehearsal creates an immersive experience. Juxtaposed with the surrounding architecture and landscaping of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the work highlights the dynamism of the city and its people. The installation may be seen as both a meeting place and a theatrical set that hearkens back to ancient Roman forums—public spaces where people could assemble, interact, and exchange ideas.

The artist will give insights into her thinking and practice, and will discuss with Public Art Fund Associate Curator Katerina Stathopoulou the expansion of her work into the public realm, where it has grown to monumental scale.

Public Art Fund Talks are presented in partnership with The Cooper Union.

Nov 9, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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