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Installation art

(technique, 1970’s-present)

Installation is one of the most popular and widespread forms of contemporary art. Some critics and artists say that Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art.

 

Installation art takes into account the viewer’s entire sensory experience, rather than floating framed points of focus on a “neutral” wall or displaying isolated objects (literally) on a pedestal. Installation art came to prominence in the 1970s but its roots can be identified in earlier artists such as Marcel Duchamp and his use of the readymade and Kurt Schwitters’ Merz art objects, rather than more traditional craft based sculpture.

 

The popularity installation art has been increasingly rising; this is due to the fact that artists nowadays have more avenues in expressing their thoughts and artistic ideas. Museums and art galleries have opened up its doors to cater such art form, much to the delight of artists and art enthusiasts.

 

Installation Art

 

Among the most famous museums that showcase installation art is the Exhibition Lab at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A lot of galleries and studios have also showcased installation artsince its inception.

 

Installation art has gained wide popularity in 1970s but its inception as a modern or contemporary art can be traced from way back- thanks to the artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters.

 

Installation art can either be permanent or temporary. Most often, installation art requires a huge space to exhibit what story the artist wants to tell and can use any form of medium. The medium that artists use can be that of natural materials that can be found anywhere and even used on a daily basis.

 

Installation art is three-dimensional, so it is expected that there is a sense of reality when audiences see it. It can be perceived that every angle gives an image of a particular message the artist would want to convey. It also gives audiences that certain feeling like that they are in it or they are touching it. What makes this unique art form more interesting is the idea that compared to looking at paintings hanging on the wall; the installation art touches and tickles the senses of the audiences to think about the objects more deeply.

 

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Of course, the experience of the viewer would vary depending on his vantage point and how he perceives the art. Take for example an installation art with huge pile of boxes; others can say that it forms a specific object while the others can see it as merely boxes. This entails that it is through perception which one can appreciate the art.

 

In the recent years, installation art has also evolved. When boxes and objects were most often used before, now, it has evolved using modern materials that mainly involved it light projections and sounds. In fact, some of the installation art that uses this kind of medium can be modified as well, depending on the liking of the audience. One of the most famous examples is the installation art done Maurizio Bolognini, 2005 at Genoa.

 

The digital installation art can be manipulated using a cellphone of the audience. This trend has taken the installation art scene in 1990s, making it more interactive for audiences to participate. In the more recent years however, more high-tech approach is used.

 

Although installation art are mostly done in closed spaces, there are instances where it is also exhibited in open or exterior areas. This type of installation is then called land art. The meaning of these two may overlap at times yet they are still both art and appreciated by many art enthusiasts.

 

References:

http://www.dmoz.org/Arts/Visual_Arts/Sculpture/Installations

http://www.massmoca.org/

Installation Artists

Kazuya Tsuji
March 29, 2011 / By The Artists
Berthold Reiss
April 6, 2010 / By The Artists
Alejandro Almanza Pereda
July 3, 2009 / By The Artists
Chaos Computer Club
April 23, 2009 / By The Artists
Simon Penny
April 15, 2009 / By The Artists
Brian Jungen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
James P Graham
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Paul Villinski
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jean Baptiste Ganne
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hamra Abbas
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jeremy Deller
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maurizio Cattelan
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Thomas Hirschhorn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michelangelo Pistoletto
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Angus Fairhurst
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bita Fayyazi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sabine Hornig
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Denmark
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Elena Nemkova
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marcus Geiger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Damian Ortega
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
William Engelen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bulent Sangar
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Celio Braga
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mario Ario
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Monika Weiss
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maslen and Mehra
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Fabrice Gygi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kazuo Katase
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tatsumi Orimoto
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gunther Ingo
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Martin Honert
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tobias Rehberger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Darren Almond
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gonzalo Diaz
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Taysir Batniji
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jonathan Monk
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Glenn Kaino
February 29, 2012 / By The Artists
Asier Mendizabal
September 14, 2010 / By The Artists
daniel Crooks
March 30, 2010 / By The Artists
Wafae Ahalouch El Keriasti
May 25, 2009 / By The Artists
Porter Liliane
April 20, 2009 / By The Artists
Golan Levin
April 10, 2009 / By The Artists
Charles Juhasz-Alvarado
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Churchill Madikida
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Aidas Bareikis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Keith Sonnier
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Laura Horelli
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Omer Fast
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marko Lehanka
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michael Elmgreen Ingar Dragset
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Suzann Victor
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Giulio Paolini
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Luis Jacob
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Robert Roelink
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Corey McCorkle
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dorothy Cross
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Petra Lindholm
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mauricio Lupini
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tom Judd
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Zoe Mendelson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Los Carpinteros
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Graham Gussin
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marek Chlanda
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Yong Soon Min
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lily van der Stokker
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Charles LeDray
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sisley Xhafa
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marcel Odenbach
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Heimo Zobernig
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
James Lee Byars
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Eleni Mylonas
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Danica Dakic
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hans van Houwelingen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rirkrit Tiravanija
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tiffany Singh
March 14, 2012 / By The Artists
Alison Saar
July 16, 2011 / By The Artists
Aki Sasamkioto
May 4, 2010 / By The Artists
Sterling Ruby
October 7, 2009 / By The Artists
Mano Rubens
April 28, 2009 / By The Artists
Aivazian Haig
April 17, 2009 / By The Artists
Mary Flanagan
April 7, 2009 / By The Artists
Kostis Velonis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Frederic Bruly Bouabre
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
et al.
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Studio Orta
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Huseyin Alptekin
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Thanassis Totsikas
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Peter Fischli
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ricardo Basbaum
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Pepon Osorio
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bharti Kher
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Iole de Freitas
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Beth Moyses
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Systems House
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ivana Franke
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dan George
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mladen Stilinovic
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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