LANDMARKS COMMISSIONS NEW WORK BY SARAH OPPENHEIMER
Landmarks announced today a new work by artist Sarah Oppenheimer.
Titled C-010106, the commission is among Oppenheimer’s largest works to date and represents the artist’s first public work to be sited entirely outdoors. The installation opens this fall and will be sited at the university’s Cockrell School of Engineering.
C-010106 comprises a pair of dynamic glass structures inserted into a pedestrian footbridge connecting the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) to the new Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building (GLT). The forms transect the surface of the bridge creating new sightlines, from above and below, that generate unexpected social exchanges,
Oppenheimer’s work pushes the boundaries between sculpture and architecture, questioning the limits of both mediums. It displaces our experience of inside and out, and inverts our sense of what is near and far. By reorientating the spaces we inhabit, Oppenheimer sets out to reconfigure the way we see and are seen.
“C-010106 is a catalyst: it reconfigures social patterns emerging within the flux of public place,” explains Oppenheimer. “I am eager to see the piece animated by intimate exchanges passing through and around its contours.”
The installation will be celebrated with a virtual opening this fall, including a Q & A with Oppenheimer and curatorial contributor Lumi Tan, senior curator at The Kitchen, New York.
Read more about the commission on Landmarks’ Press page.
Photo Credit: Installation view of Sarah Oppenheimer's previous work S-399390 (2016) at the Mudam Luxembourg. Photo by Serge Hasenböhler
Please note: The image featured in this blog is of an installation by Oppenheimer for a project in Luxenbourg. Images of the artist’s work for Landmarks will be available in August.