2021 Outdoor Sculpture Show


Wilderstein’s 2021 outdoor sculpture exhibition features the work of nationally recognized artists John Ruppert, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak and Julianne Swartz, as well as Bard College MFA graduate student Mindy Solis and an augmented reality 3D sculpture created by the Center for Experimental Humanities at Bard College.

This show invites us to unsettle how we look. Each of the artists experiments with not only unexpected materials but also curious scale and unfamiliar viewing modes as tools for creating new, site-responsive installations. The artwork refocuses our attention on the multidimensional ways we might experience the location, history and ecology of Wilderstein. As art critic John Berger eloquently describes it: “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.”

Curated by Krista Caballero, Co-Director of the Center for Experimental Humanities at Bard College and Julia B. Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Bard College. Exhibit runs from June 6 through October 31, 2021.

Pictured: WAVE by John Ruppert, galvanized chain-link fabric, approximately 4’ x 4’ x 100’.