Oklahoma Contemporary
Rendering, Multiple Voices
A sculpture made of clear panels printed with text in front of a silver building

Eva Schlegel

Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices

April 26, 2023-June 10, 2024
Campbell Art Park

Opening Reception and Artist Talk | 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 26
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2019 Eva Schlegel cloudspace9 R Furian
Eva Schlegel, Cloudspace

Multiple Voices is the first public artwork in the United States by Eva Schlegel, the Austria-born and -based artist known for engineering steel and mirrors into spectacular, architectonic sculptures. In 2020, Schlegel visited Oklahoma Contemporary for the opening of Bright Golden Haze, which included one of her photographs.

Inspired by the arts center's new building and the special quality of light in Oklahoma City, Schlegel developed Multiple Voices, a striking metal sculpture involving tempered glass and “shelves” etched with blurred texts by writers Joy Harjo, Steve Bellin-Oka and Kimberly Blaeser. Merging Schlegel's signature visual language with Oklahoma Contemporary's unique location, Multiple Voices is a meeting of international and local. The large-scale structure’s sleek surfaces reflect the surrounding environment — people, buildings, landscape — encouraging gathering, play and learning.

About the artist
Eva Schlegel’s photographs, sculpture and public installations question the limits of perception and viewing, and explore cosmic and human time. Born in 1960, Hall in Tirol, Austria, Schlegel graduated from the University of Applied Arts (Vienna, Austria), in 1985, and from 1997 to 2006 taught at Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts. She has realized permanent public artworks at the Novartis Campus (Basel, Switzerland) in 2007, as well as in Vienna at the Vienna Regional Court for Criminal Matters in 2015 and the Leopold Museum in MuseumsQuartier in 2020. Her work has been presented in major exhibitions at the New Museum (New York) in 1991; Biennale of Sydney (Australia) in 1992; Austrian Pavilion, Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy) in 1995; and Museum of Natural History (Vienna) in 2016. Schlegel’s work is in the collections of the Albertina Collection (Vienna); Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago); Museum of Modern Art (Vienna); and the New York Public Library (New York).

This exhibition is supported by George Records, Richard and Glenna Tanenbaum, the Kanady Family, the Gaylord Foundation, Annie Bohanon, the Chickasaw Nation, Velocigo and the Automobile Alley Association.


Eva Schlegel, Multiple Voices, 2023. Rendering: Valerie Messini.

Eva Schlegel, Cloudspace, 2019. Stainless steel, laminated glass mirror. Team: Eva Schlegel, Valerie Messini, Peter Liaunig, Damjan Minovski. Commissioned by Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus, Austria. Photo: Roland Furian.


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