Sarah Oppenheimer

Sarah Oppenheimer, TL_S1, 2019, Graphite on paper (Detail), 28 cm x 58 cm, Courtesy the artist; Galerie Von Bartha, Basel

Sarah Oppenheimer, S-337473, 2017, Photo: Serge Hasenböhler, steel, glass, and architecture, installation view: Wexner Center for the Arts, USA, 2017.

29. February – 12. July 2020


In close engagement with the building structures of Kunstmuseum Thun, American artist Sarah Oppenheimer (*1972) has developed a network of architectural instruments. Resembling building details such as windows, doors, and columns, each instrument is manually activated by a visitor’s tactile engagement. Turning a door, pushing a window, or pulling a column will transform the dimension and position of multiple thresholds in adjacent rooms. Museum visitors and the architectural instruments participate in a joint performance, resequencing the time-based choreographies of exhibition space.

Opening: 28 February, from 6.30 pm with music by All XS