Anna Oppermann : Cotoneaster horizontalis

Entering its final week, Cotoneaster horizontalis, by artist Anna Oppermann (1940 -1993) presents the highly celebrated 1984 ensemble Cotoneaster horizontalis (Anticommunication design) exhibited for the first time alongside drawings, prints, collages, documentary films and archival material.

The exhibition explores two key moments in Oppermann’s career – a period when Oppermann started exploring her notion of ‘Ensemble’, and later when she was a tutor at the University of Wuppertal, faced with the world of academia.

Anna Oppermann was a German conceptual artist whose work consisted of complicated collections of drawings, paintings, found objects, texts and newspaper cuttings to create, what she called, ensembles. In her career Oppermann created over 70 of these ensembles, and aimed to question the boundaries of contemporary art practice.

Anna Oppermann : Cotoneaster horizontalis is on at the Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, until the 13th December 2014.

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