Sarah Oppenheimer & Laurent Stalder / Artist & ETH Zurich

Film/Video Theater / Wexner Center for the Arts
February 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

Go behind the scenes with Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient Sarah Oppenheimer as she discusses her career and S-337473—her new work commissioned especially for the Wex—with architecture professor Laurent Stalder. The free talk takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3 in the Film/Video Theater of the Wexner Center for the Arts and is part of the Center’s Winter Exhibitions Preview. The event is co-sponsored by the Knowlton School.

Sarah Oppenheimer has presented work in solo exhibitions at numerous institutions worldwide, including the Perez Art Museum, Miami; Drawing Center, New York; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; Saint Louis Art Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; Kunsthaus Baselland; and Mudam, Luxembourg. She has received numerous prestigious awards including the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome (2010–11); the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship (2009); and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007). Oppenheimer was a guest speaker at the Knowlton School during its Fall 2015 Baumer Lecture Series. Oppenheimer’s studio is based in New York, and she also serves as a senior critic at the Yale School of Art. Born in 1972 in Austin, Texas, Oppenheimer received an MFA from Yale University.

Laurent Stalder has been professor for architectural theory at the gta Institute (Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, since 2006. His research and publications focus on the history and theory of architecture from the 19th to the 21st centuries where it intersects with the history of technology. Stalder has authored studies of Hermann Muthesius (2008), Valerio Olgiati (2008), François Dallegret (2011), and Fritz Haller (2015), among other titles, and his articles have been published in various journals including AA FilesARCH+Bauen + WohnenGrey Room, Journal of ArchitectureWerk, and the Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte.