Visual Art: Dennis Oppenheim's Alternative Land Art 

Mon., May 21

The inflatable Eiffel Tower on the High Museum's front lawn to advertise its Louvre shows was a distracting car-dealership-worthy prop. But now commuters have something truly memorable to gawk over. ALTERNATIVE LAND ART (right), a site-specific installation by the noted New York conceptual-art pioneer Dennis Oppenheim, on view Mon., MAY 21, and through Aug. 5, currently occupies the Savannah College of Art and Design's front yard. The quirky and kinetic Alternative illustrates Oppenheim's mission to bring conceptual work into the public sphere. Oppenheim's 50-year career has produced a diverse body including earthworks, video work, sculpture and body art such as 1970's "Reading Position for Second Degree Burn," in which Oppenheim rested in the sun bare-chested for five hours with an open book on his stomach. Free. On view daily. Gallery 1600, 1600 Peachtree St. 404-815-2931. www.scad.edu/scadatlanta.

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