Anna Oppermann

Ensembles 1968-1992


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In the late sixties German artist Anna Oppermann (1940-1993) began creating installations, which she called Ensembles, containing references to Pop Art, Arte Povera, and Conceptual Art. Assembled using found objects, photographs, sketches, personal texts, quotations, and colored photographic screens, these installations were often misinterpreted by contemporaries as purely biographical statements. The artist’s intention, however, was to use these highly complex works to trigger the viewer’s thought process, and to show that they could always be understood in new and different ways. Her Ensembles allowed viewers to imagine aesthetic and theoretical decision-making processes, and it is precisely the postmodern ambiguity and performativity that make her open-ended works seem so intriguing today.This publication, featuring a complete index of the Ensembles, re-evaluates Oppermann’s oeuvre. It provides a comprehensive documentation of the Stuttgart venue, and examines the works from various theoretical perspectives, keeping the state of contemporary art in mind. Exhibition schedule: W√ľrttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, April 17-August 12, 2007 ¬∑ Generali Foundation, Vienna, August 28-December 16, 2007

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Weight 300 g
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 6 October 2007
Number of pages 268
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Elke Bippus, Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Felix Ensslin, Kai-Uwe Hemken, Herbert Hossmann, Hanne Loreck, Anna Oppermann, and Ute Vorkoeper
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g


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