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Dennis Oppenheim: Safety Cones

May 17 – Oct 26 2008

Olympic Sculpture Park

Grounds and Pavilion

SAM video: Michael Darling explains Safety Cones

The Olympic Sculpture Park is hosting Dennis Oppenheim's installation Safety Cones (2007), which is composed of five gargantuan orange traffic cones that mimic the typical markers found on city streets. The installation overlays a new sense of scale on the park, not only making visitors feel diminutive in size but correcting some of the optical tricks that park architects Weiss/Manfredi designed into the space. The installation is a collaboration between Gallery4Culture and SAM.

–Michael Darling, Jon & Mary Shirley Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art


Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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