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

Hans op de Beeck
February 22, 2011 / By The Artists
Katarzyna Kozyra
April 2, 2010 / By The Artists
Rachel Khedoori
June 22, 2009 / By The Artists
Michael Naimark
April 14, 2009 / By The Artists
Ulla von Brandenburg
April 1, 2009 / By The Artists
Adrian Piper
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
George Chua
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lawrence Weiner
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rebecca Horn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marijke van Warmerdam
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maider Lopez
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Wangechi Mutu
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joseph Beuys
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Goshka Macuga
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Willem Boshoff
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ricardo Valentim
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ry Rocklen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Evan Holloway
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Susan Hefuna
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Junichi Kakizaki
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sebastian Hammwohner
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hiroshi Fuji
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Laura Belem
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Timothy Pickerill
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Piotr Nathan
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Urs Fischer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Asta Groting
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Vera Frenkel
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sun Yuan
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Shozo Shimamoto
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Thomas Grunfeld
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mimmo Paladino
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Aernout Mik
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dinos Chapman
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sherrie Levine
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Donato Piccolo
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tris Vonna-Michell
November 29, 2011 / By The Artists
Danh Vo
October 24, 2011 / By The Artists
Andreas Kocks
June 23, 2010 / By The Artists
Nancy Rubins
February 4, 2010 / By The Artists
Zilvinas Kempinas
May 20, 2009 / By The Artists
Grasso Laurent
April 19, 2009 / By The Artists
Edward Ihnatowicz
April 8, 2009 / By The Artists
Mark Manders
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Philip Pocock
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Celeste Boursier-Mougenot
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sora Kim
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Isa Genzken
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jedediah Caesar
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Paul Pfeiffer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bigert and Bergstrom
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Renee Green
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jurgen Stollhans
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nikolaus Lang
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lauren Bockow
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ulrik Samuelson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kurt d’Haeseleer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lucy Skaer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bedwyr Williams
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tatjana Macic
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Chris Meigh-Andrews
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Guy Rombouts
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Berlinde de Bruyckere
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Johan Grimonprez
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jan Harrison
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Teresita Fernandez
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jeff Geys
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Masato Nakamura
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Micha Ullman
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Costas Varotsos
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Oladele Bamgboye
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Zofia Kulik
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jake Chapman
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mark Wallinger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sirous Namazi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Judith Wright
March 14, 2012 / By The Artists
Cyprien Gaillard
June 12, 2011 / By The Artists
Alex Hubbard
May 3, 2010 / By The Artists
Latifa Echakhch
August 25, 2009 / By The Artists
Hill Gary
April 27, 2009 / By The Artists
Ramiro Mario
April 17, 2009 / By The Artists
Toni Dove
April 6, 2009 / By The Artists
Koo Jeong-a
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Angela Ferreira
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Carlos Garaicoa
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Simon Patterson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Franz Ackermann
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Susan Hiller
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Angela Bulloch
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ines Doujak
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Els Opsomer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Javier Tellez
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Stephen Shanabrook
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Konstantin Dimopoulos
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Daniel von Sturmer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tony Labat
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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