Sleeve, 2018 (plaster, iron)
Sleeve, 2018 (Bronze cast)
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Ida Retz Wessberg
Ida Retz Wessberg (born 1986, Denmark) is a young Danish sculptor.
She has a critical and historical approach to her practice, working with themes such as the body, gender and immateriality. Retz Wessberg uses traditional sculptural materials such as plaster, as well as modern materials. She has a particular interest in air. To offer an example, she has produced numerous sculptures and casts from puffer jackets. She examines the volume of the jacket, constituted by the encapsulated air held in rectangular bulges, as a contemporary uniform, concealing the unique body of the individual wearing it. Retz Wessberg is concerned with how the history and perceived values of materials, as well as their internal hierarchies, affect the way we encounter sculpture.
Ida Retz Wessberg graduated from The School of Sculpture Charlottenborg, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. She has exhibited at Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, among other places.