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Anna Oppermann, Drawings

Beginning in the mid-1960s through the early ‘70s, Oppermann (1940–1993), best known for her immersive installations, created an astonishing series of surreal drawings that uniquely explode the private space of the home, a traditionally feminine sphere.

These early drawings contribute to a feminist re-centering of such spaces associated with women, casting everyday objects as symbolic, consequential protagonists: houseplants sprawl to take over the picture plane, windows and mirrors provide views into other worlds, and tables display drawings that open out into new domestic scenes.

By placing her own body—her knees, arms, the back of her head—as reference points in the work, Oppermann coaxes the viewer to take on her subjectivity and perspective, emphasizing the gendered realms of the home and the relationships that we form both within and to our private spaces.  [publisher’s words]

With texts by Connie Butler (Chief Curator, Hammer Museum, UCLA), Meta Marina Beeck (Assistant Curator, Kunsthalle Bielefeld) and a conversation between Carpenter Center director Dan Byers and Ute Vorkoeper (Curator, Anna Oppermann Estate).  

Edited by Dan Byers
Published by inventory Press, co-published with Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University
Design by Chad Kloepfer
ISBN: 978-1-941753-32-3
112 pages
2020

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40 Euro












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