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Exclusive | Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard: Zygmunt (1992)


"Zygmunt," 1992. Installation at Exit Art, NY. Collaboration by Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Our latest Exclusive video short has been posted on! Go here to watch Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard share what they learned from their 1992 collaboration at Exit Art, New York.  

Filmed at their respective studios in 2006, longtime friends Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard discuss their experience collaborating in 1992 on a large sculpture titled Zygmunt. Commissioned by Exit Art founders Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Zygmunt was an intersection of their ideas regarding weight and space and an opportunity for Pfaff and von Rydingsvard to learn from each other.

Judy Pfaff is featured in the Season 4 (2007)  Episode “Romance” and Ursula von Rydingsvard in Season 4’s  Episode “Ecology,” of the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS. Watch full episodes online for free via PBS Video or Hulu, as a paid download via iTunes, or as part of a Netflix streaming subscription.

CREDITS | Producer: Ian Forster, Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Joel Shapiro. Sound: Roger Phenix. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Exit Art, Judy Pfaff & Ursula von Rydingsvard. Archival Photography Courtesy: Exit Art & James Hamilton. Special Thanks: Audrey Christensen & Andria Morales. Video: © 2012 Art21, Inc. All rights reserved.