Grants

Previous Recipients

Sarah Oppenheimer and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Sarah Oppenheimer
Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
September 26, 2009 – January 31, 2010

As part of the exhibition, Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, which uses notions of architecture in the broadest sense to make reference to sites, cities, and spaces both real and imagined, Sarah Oppenheimer created a new work during a residency that took into account the associations and implications of its museum setting. Using the gallery itself as her medium, Sarah created a “movie made with architecture” consisting of constructed portals that frame views, which in turn are animated by the movement of those who peer into them. Two unusual vantage points into the adjacent gallery provide the viewer with a gaze into the eyes of those in the nearby room while simultaneously, below the waist of others. Yet unlike the characters in a movie, the subject being looked at here can readily look back. Thus, the visitor sees himself as an object of another’s gaze, and a self-conscious voyeurism is established that fully reconceptualizes the museum experience (Source: MCASD final report).

For more information about the artist, visit here.

More Information

Latest Recipients

Related Posts

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Berlin-based artist Rindon Johnson’s work cuts through the membrane of assumed realities and shows how the virtual and actual are always and increasingly integrated. Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, features newly...

Cosmo Whyte and Prospect New Orleans

Cosmo Whyte and Prospect New Orleans

For Prospect.5, Cosmo Whyte will create five new large-scale charcoal drawings and a hand painted bead curtain, interrogating the Western gaze on Black performativity and spectacle. The drawings, based on the artist’s personal as well as archival images of dance,...

Cannupa Hanska Luger and SITE Santa Fe

Cannupa Hanska Luger and SITE Santa Fe

At Site Santa Fe, Cannupa Hanska Luger will present “Future Ancestral Technologies” (FAT), an immersive mixed-media installation that articulates a futuristic science-fiction narrative in which human migration is essential for survival. FAT utilizes science fiction...

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Berlin-based artist Rindon Johnson’s work cuts through the membrane of assumed realities and shows how the virtual and actual are always and increasingly integrated. Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, features newly...