Carolee Thea interviews Dennis Oppenheim in Venice Dennis Oppenheim has been a pioneering artist in conceptualism, land art, body art, video, and sculpture since the late 1960s. He is most interested in imperfect and chaotic manifestations of dialogue and tension, danger and discomfort.
A lawyer friend told me the story of a medical malpractice case he tried in which a woman with breast implants was suing the hospital which performed the operation because one of the implants had ruptured.
Jorge Pardo is one of the most influential taste-makers of the late ’90s. He has all the cachet of a Rem Koolhaas, the Gap, or Arne Jacobsen. Moving through exhibition spaces like an interior designer on Prozac, Pardo negotiates pretentious style with pedestrian needs.
The International Sculpture Center is proud to present the four winners of the 1997 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. This annual award was founded in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.
Michael Olijnyk and Barbara Luderowski. All photos: Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh/John Charley Since the Mattress Factory’s founding in Pittsburgh in 1977, by sculptor Barbara Luderowski (the current director), the institution has grown immensely both in size and national outreach.