DENNIS OPPENHEIM: Form-Energy-Subject
Screening + Conversation

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:30 pm

EAI presented a special evening devoted to the early films and videos of Dennis Oppenheim. Focused on Oppenheim's body-based performances of the 1970s, the screening was introduced by curator Jenny Jaskey, who spoke about the implications of Oppenheim's work for a new generation of artists approaching the body as a site and material for art-making. Following the screening, Jaskey moderated a conversation with New York-based artists A.K. Burns, Ajay Kurian and Yve Laris Cohen. Together, they reflected on Oppenheim's legacy and discussed the body's relationship with the inanimate and non-human in contemporary practice.