Art Talk: Sarah Oppenheimer in Conversation with Julian Rose

Artist Sarah Oppenheimer and Artforum magazine Architecture Editor Julian Rose spoke on Oppenheimer’s work, specifically in relation to S-281913, her commissioned work for PAMM. They discussed the key role that architecture plays in Oppenheimer’s work.

Sarah Oppenheimer received an MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at multiple institutions, including Mudam, Luxembourg; Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland; Baltimore Museum of Art; Saint Louis Art Museum; Queens Museum of Art, New York; and the Drawing Center, New York. A major solo project by Oppenheimer is currently on view at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, and another will open in 2019 at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; SITE Santa Fe; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and White Columns, New York. Oppenheimer is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Julian Rose is co-founder of the design studio Formlessfinder and the Architecture Editor of Artforum magazine. He received his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and his BA from Harvard University in Art and Architectural History. With Formlessfinder, Rose has completed design projects at a variety of scales for clients ranging from The Museum of Modern Art and Design Miami to Blue Hill restaurant. Rose has written extensively on art and architecture, contributing essays to exhibition catalogs on artists such as Sarah Oppenheimer, Andrea Zittel, and Valie Export, as well as numerous articles to publications such as Log, Artforum, Perspecta, and October. Rose has taught architectural design and history at Columbia University and Princeton University.


METRO PICTURES GALLERY – Olaf Breuning | conceptual art, abstract art, pop culture,



Always a beguiling social pundit, Olaf Breuning has created an immersive installation of steel sculptures and large photo collages to continue his discerning humor and astute visual language. These new works identify the artist’s mind and studio as consipicious sites of transformation and production, where surges of stimuli from daily life are methodically registered, metabolized and repurposed.

For Breuning, 25 iimposing round collages of his staged photographes model the world we find ourselves in. Measuring up to 9 feet tall, they reference cartoon text bubbles, and are busting with torrents of anonymous characters and chocolate coins, earth shaped bean bags, brain models and rubber breasts – everyday
commodities that often reiterate other objects. Independent narratives swivel within each orb, and link together to present the progression of recent history as a multivalent, dynamic dollision of outbursts rather than a linear itinerary. Their round shapes add vivacity to the tunbling compositions, but also intimate a sense of ephemerality and instability.