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Vibrating Forest (from the Fireworks Series)

Dennis Oppenheim

Vibrating Forest (from the Fireworks Series)

Dennis Oppenheim
  • Date: 1982; Birmingham, England, United Kingdom  
  • Style: Post-Minimalism
  • Genre: installation

Oppenheim was invited in 1978 to design a work especially for Ikon, a then-new location in central Birmingham. The artist sent plans and drawings, later supervising himself the local construction and installation. In "Art Monthly" (May 1982), Robert Ayers wrote that " 'Vibrating Forest' is no less enquiring than anything Dennis Oppenheim has produced in the last decade. His principal concern remains the meaning , the armature, the framework upon which art-making exists.... Oppenheim prefers to consider the basic forces that drive him, and hope to find a kind of art-making in which those forces can continue to be active...."

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