Dennis Oppenheim | the artist
The artist Dennis Oppenheim
Born Sept 9 1938, Electric City, Washington, USA.
Died Jan 21 2011, New York, USA.
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A key figure in several art movements, including Land Art, Conceptual Art and Body Art, Dennis Oppenheim has made works that range from a self-inflicted sunburn to epic landscape-based interventions and, more recently, violent sculptural installations.
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The artistic trajectory of Dennis Oppenheim has always been characterized by its incorrigible discontinuity, motivated then as today by an intensely adventurous curiosity…
Dennis Oppenheim has received international attention for a body of conceptual artwork that includes performance, sculpture, and photographs. In the early 1970s, Oppenheim was in the vangard of artists using film and video as a means to investigate themes relating to Body Art, Conceptual Art, and performance. In a series of works produced between 1970 and 1974, Oppenheim used his own body as a site to challenge the self: he explored the boundaries of personal risk, transformation, and communication through ritualistic performance actions and interactions. EAI is pleased to present a selection of these rarely-seen historical works, which have recently been archived for distribution on video…