BERLIN.- Barbara Thumm Gallery
announced the representation of Anna Oppermanns estate. In September/October 2010 the gallery will exhibit a comprehensive solo-show.
From April 2nd to May 24th, 2010 an impressive ensemble by Anna Oppermann will be presented in the group show squatting. erinnern, vergessen, besetzen at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin.
As a part of the programme of the exhibition Prof. Dr. Ute Vorkoeper, art educator, curator and author, will hold a talk on Anna Oppermanns works on Monday April, 19th, 2010 at 6pm. Prof. Dr. Vorkoeper is an expert of Oppermans oeuvre and has been in charge of the artists estate since 1994.
Anna Oppermann (1940 - 1993)
Anna Oppermann gained international fame during the seventies. She was featured at documenta 6, at the Venice Biennial in the overview show, Art of the seventies as well as documenta 8.
Her ensembles - evolving, strictly systematic, full-scale picture installations begin as a small still life consisting of a found object that the artist treated as an allegory of a certain question. The ensembles combine process, concept and pictorial art in a unique manner: both in terms of the art of the 1970s and with regard to current artistic practices.
In 2007/2008 the Württembergische Kunstverein Stuttgart as well as the Generali Foundation in Vienna presented a large retrospective of Anna Oppermanns ensemble art and published an extensive catalogue on her pieces for the first time after the artists death.