Titled A Path of Safe Travel: A Selection of Drawings by Sarah Oppenheimer the exhibition shows a series of drawings from Oppenheimer’s archive which explore the relationship of the individual with the space around them. The exhibition run from April 3 until April 24 2016.
About the exhibition
A Path of Safe Travel presents a selection of drawing and studies from the archive of Sarah Oppenheimer, whose research interests lie in the contemporary analysis of cognitive science and architecture.
“While these fields have long explored the complex relationship between the subject’s individual cognition of space and the “actual space” one occupies, Oppenheimer’s practice folds these inquiries into a broader conversation concerning how the built environment is mechanized. Through this, Oppenheimer points to the coexistence and intersection of disparate spatial realities and subject positions, which work concurrently to both centre and de-centre the viewer.
“Taking an empirical approach to research, Oppenheimer’s practice incorporates regular collaboration with specialists in technical fields outside the normal purview of the art world. As such, Oppenheimer’s systems operate at the edge of possibility, frequently culminating in the production or resolution of new developments in technology and engineering. The advancements in knowledge put forth in Oppenheimer’s work bear significance both for our contemporary conceptualization of the function of exhibitionary and institutional space, as well as for our understandings of spatial experience, ambulation, and interface relations more broadly.”
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About CCS Bard at The Hessel Museum of Art
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) was founded in 1990 as an exhibition and research centre for the study of late twentieth-century and contemporary art and culture.
The Center has become well respected in the art world, nurturing and promoting the importance of curating within the context of today. It is interdisciplinary in its approach encouraging students and faculty researchers to look at the significance of contemporary art in terms of its social and political significance. It is positioned with the CCS Bard Library and Archives and also the Hessel Museum of Art, displaying a permanent collection. The CCS Galleries present rotating temporary exhibitions of contemporary art, organised by CCS staff, visiting curators and scholars.
Sarah Oppenheimer’s last exhibition at von Bartha titled “P-02” ran from Sep 5 — Nov 8, 2014. The exhibition explored how she approaches the everyday experience of space based around her series of sculptures of aluminium and glass, from the P-O2 series, which create physical and virtual boundaries in the gallery that are often perplexing and intriguing to the visitor.
Recent projects include 33-D, a double threshold at Kunsthaus Baselland; and W-12302, an architecturally embedded permanent commission at the Baltimore Museum of Art (2012) and she will open a new show at the Pérez Art Museum Miamilater in 2016.