Dennis Oppenheim is an American artist whose work is characterized by a diversity of artistic practices, including Land Art, Body Art, video, sculpture and installation, as well as photography. Dennis Oppenheim is, alongside Robert Smithson, a pioneer of earth art, and aims to place his artworks in the concrete space of the landscape. In order to preserve evidence of his interventions, he uses photography or film, which then become artworks in their own rights. In the last years of his creation, with the recurrent practice of public and privates orders, he has gone into the building of complex machinery, between architecture and sculpture, documented by preparatory drawings, made retrospectively.
During Paris Gallery Weekend the Galerie Mitterrand welcomes the GALLERIA CONTINUA in one of its spaces.
Founded in 1988 by Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand and currently located in a privately-owned townhouse in Paris’ Marais district, the Galerie Mitterrand is dedicated to showcasing contemporary sculpture and historically significant artists who started their career from the 1960s onwards.
By collaborating with artists, their estates or foundations, as well as by bringing together rare artworks from private collections, the gallery aims to highlight the singularity and pertinence of artists who have contributed to the recent history of contemporary sculpture. Since its creation, Galerie Mitterrand has been exhibiting and supporting the work of key artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Claude and François Xavier Lalanne, Agustin Cardenas, Sol LeWitt, Tom Wesselmann, Richard Pettibone, Allan McCollum, Keith Sonnier, Tony Oursler, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jean Tinguely ...
With the Domaine du Muy, a sculpture park in the South of France inaugurated in 2015 with the collaboration of India Mahdavi (architect) and Louis Benech (landscape architect), the Galerie Mitterrand lays the foundation for a private place in France dedicated, in the middle of nature, to contemporary international sculpture.
Agustin Cardenas • Carlos Cruz-Diez • Mark Di Suvero • Rachel Feinstein • Leon Ferrari Estate • Mark Handforth • Edi Hila • Donal Judd Furniture • Peter Kogler • François-Xavier Lalanne • Claude Lalanne • Allan McCollum • Dennis Oppenheim Estate • Tony Oursler • Marta Pan Foundation • Richard Pettibone • Anne et Patrick Poirier • Vaclav Pozarek • Niki de Saint Phalle Foundation • Francisco Sobrino Estate • Keith Sonnier • Gary Webb • Fred Wilson • Rob Wynne •