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Dennis Oppenheim
1938–2011

Introduction

Dennis Oppenheim (September 6, 1938 – January 21, 2011) was an American conceptual artist, performance artist, earth artist, sculptor and photographer. Dennis Oppenheim's early artistic practice is an epistemological questioning about the nature of art, the making of art and the definition of art: a meta-art that arose when strategies of the Minimalists were expanded to focus on site and context. As well as an aesthetic agenda, the work progressed from perceptions of the physical properties of the gallery to the social and political context, largely taking the form of permanent public sculpture in the last two decades of a highly prolific career, whose diversity could exasperate his critics.

Wikidata identifier

Q439856

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Introduction

American conceptual artist associated with body art and early earthworks movement. In the 1980s he created his "machine pieces" and later large-scale public artworks.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, conceptual artist, installation artist, painter, performance artist, photographer, sculptor, video artist

ULAN identifier

500011050

Names

Dennis Oppenheim, Dennis A. Oppenheim, Dennis Allan Oppenheim

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