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sarah oppenheimer


Sarah Oppenheimer (b. 1972 Austin, Texas) is a visual artist based in New York City.Oppenheimer’s work extends the disciplinary boundaries between sculpture and architecture. Her calculated manipulation of standardized spaces disrupts the embodied experience of spatial continuity, clarifying the physical and perceptual experience of the built environment. Describing Oppenheimer’s work in Artforum, senior editor Julian Rose writes, "Oppenheimer, literally working inside architecture, has found a new place for a new kind of subject. She offers a welcome reminder that architecture—and by extension the space of today—need not be experienced in a state of distraction, or worse, an induced fog of affect, but can instead be explored in a condition of uncertainty and attention." In Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, Giuliana Bruno writes, "Oppenheimer subjects the practice of architecture to inventive, analytic operations that question the inner structure of our forms of dwelling." Reviewing Oppenheimer's work in The New York Times, Roberta Smith writes: "Difference prevails; a new variation on the empty-gallery-as-art is achieved; and space is torqued in ways both apparent and mysterious."Oppenheimer has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2007); the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2010-11); the Rome Prize (2010–11) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship (2011).

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