Dennis Oppenheim Violations
Evidence of 103 misdemeanors in violation of Section 484 of the California Penal Code (Petty Theft).
Location: Bordering San Quentin State Prison San Quentin, California.
Installation with b&w videotape w/sound, monitor, hubcaps.
“Most of these reflective disks were pried off with a heavy screwdriver. As they sprang loose from the wheel housing into my hands everything about them changed. I was creating objects that could turn against me, contaminate, spread my activity through the gallery- museum system, imbuing all with possible legal repercussions.” D.O.
“Violations,” Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
“Lifting: Theft in Art,” Atopia Projects at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, U.K.
“Lifting: Theft in Art,” Atopia Projects at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX
“Violations,” Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY