CLAUDIA WIESER | REHEARSAL
Berlin-based Claudia Wieser is known for her Modernist-inspired geometric constructions that reference Bauhaus architecture and design, spirituality, alchemy, and furniture design, with a nod to 20th century abstract and expressionist artists such as Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. In July 2021, the German artist will unveil her first outdoorpublic commission, a cluster of angular sculptures that will be the focal point of the iconic terminus of Washington Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Nestled among historic brick buildings and cobblestones where the Manhattan Bridge frames the Empire State Building, the structures will occupy the plaza at the Main Street entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park creating an immersive environment that hearkens back to ancient Roman forums, acting as both a meeting place and a theatrical set where park goers become actors in their own urban narrative. The sculptures range in height from eight to 13-feet and will feature colorfulhand-painted glazed tiles, combined with imagery depicting the city,and reflective stainless steel. Juxtaposing and echoing the surrounding architecture to highlight the dynamism of the city and its inhabitants, the work's mirrored surfaces will invite the public into the exhibition, enabling them to pause and escape for a moment.
Claudia Wieser: Rehearsal is curated by Public Art Fund Assistant Curator Katerina Stathopoulou.
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