‘device to root out evil’ by dennis oppenheim to be uninstalled ‘device to root out evil’ by dennis oppenheim to be uninstalled
jun 04, 2008

‘device to root out evil’ by dennis oppenheim to be uninstalled

‘device to root out evil’ by the american artist dennis oppenheim has recently come under a lot of controversy. the large scale sculpture was first exhibited at the 1997 venice biennale. in the form of an upside down church, with its steeple buried in the ground the work is a clear remark on religion. the sculpture was later moved to a public park in vancouver, canada as part of the vancouver sculpture biennale in 2005. unsurprisingly, the public had mixed a mixed reaction to the work. recently, the vancouver public parks committee voted to remove the sculpture. the glenbow museum in calgary, canada jumped at the opportunity to display the sculpture, which will arrive in a week or so. the piece was previously rejected by stanford university in 2004, oppenheim’s alma mater.

http://www.dennis-oppenheim.com

  • This is in my hometown, it’s simply amazing to see in person, IMO the best one in the biennale lineup, close to the piece of a picture of a dove under the sewer water trap underneath the sidewalk (don’t even know it’s there unless you know it’s there). It’s too bad they’re moving it away Vancouver, I’ll miss it. But it’s the end of the biennale so they need to make room for new ones. I know they’re trying to keep a few for a few months longer than contracted, I think this was one of them.

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