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Watchlist Artist: Lisa Oppenheim

Some men active in the first half of the 19th century who figure in the present or at least who are present in this exhibition by way of the technologies they invented. Charles Babbage and his Analytical Engine (his great unfinished project, the ur-pc), Joseph Marie Jacquard and his punch card driven mechanical loom (his mechanically woven silk portrait hung over Babbage’s desk) and Henry Fox Talbot (who sent early examples of his photogenic drawings of lace to his friend Jacquard for potential use in the recording and production of textile patterns).

Talbot’s art of fixing shadows, of positives and negatives is rooted in the same binary logic through which, one hundred and seventy five years later, I am sitting on a bench in the shadow of a tree, typing these words in zeros and ones on my laptop on my lap.

(text source: Galerie Juliètte Jongma)

More on Lisa Oppenheim (b. 1975, New York)

Lisa Oppenheim  lives and works in New York City. She received her Master of Fine Arts at the The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Bard College (New York) and did her undergraduate studies Brown University (Rhode Island). She also participated in the Whitney Museum 's Independent Study Program (New York) and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Upcoming solo exhibitions in 2014 include Grazer Kunstverein; Kunstverein Hamburg and FRAC Champagne- Ardenne. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Lisa Oppenheim; Everyone’s Camera’ Kunstverein Göttingen (2013); ‘ICP Triennial 2013’ InternationalCenter of Photography (New York,2013); ‘Intervention Agnieszka Polska and Lisa Oppenheim’ 21er Haus (Vienna, 2012); ‘No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar’ Blum and Poe (USA, 2012); ‘Found in Translation’ Deutsche GuggenheimMuseum (DE, 2012).

(text source: Galerie Juliètte Jongma)

Education: Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Studio Program, 2003.   MFA Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts Bard College, Department of Film/Video, 2001.  BA, cum laude, Brown University, Department of Modern Culture and Media, Art and Semiotics concentration, 1998.

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: Galerie Juliètte Jongma, The Approach)


(All Images: Lisa Oppenheim; Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Juliètte Jongma)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/5/13

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