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

Haroon Mirza
January 23, 2011 / By The Artists
Peter Hennessey
March 31, 2010 / By The Artists
Noa Tsaushu
June 7, 2009 / By The Artists
Vorn Bill
April 21, 2009 / By The Artists
Steve Mann
April 13, 2009 / By The Artists
Abigail Lazkoz
April 1, 2009 / By The Artists
Honore d’O
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mary Kelly
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ana Prvacki
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Anatoly Osmolovsky
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Han Halewijn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
David Medalla
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sylvie Zijlmans
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rebecca Belmore
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Heri Dono
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sheela Gowda
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kitty Kraus
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ellen Harvey
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alicia Frankovich
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mireille Astore
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Romina Orazi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Chohreh Feyzdjou
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tunga
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Donna Conlon
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Feng Qianyu
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Aime Ntakiyica
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Judy Pfaff
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Edgar Arceneaux
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Yukio Nakagawa
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ricardo Brey
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Johannes Wohnseifer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gustavo Artigas
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sylvie Fleury
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ernesto Neto
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lu Hao
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nairy Baghramian
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tatiana Trouvé
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kristjan Gudmundsson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ed Pien
November 18, 2011 / By The Artists
Daniel Young and Christian Giroux
October 24, 2011 / By The Artists
Sara Riel
June 7, 2010 / By The Artists
Kate Gilmore
December 18, 2009 / By The Artists
Jablonowski David
May 14, 2009 / By The Artists
Wohlgemut Eva
April 19, 2009 / By The Artists
Michael Joaquin Grey
April 8, 2009 / By The Artists
Anthony Gormley
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Buthayna Ali
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Yasunao Tone
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jean Marc Bustamante
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Julia Scher
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Isola & Norzi
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Loes Heebink
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sven ‘t Jolle
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Lordy Rodriguez
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jonathan Allen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Renata Lucas
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lynne Yamamoto
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mathieu Mercier
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Carey Young
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maartje Korstanje
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jordi Colomer
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Vesna Mimica
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Geert Wachtelaer
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Tino Sehgal
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Victor Grippo
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Yin Xiuzhen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Fernando Alvim
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joe Zucker
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Roy Villevoye
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Anders Tomren
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Shimon Attie
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Evanthia Tsantila
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Miroslaw Balka
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Christine Hill
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Oliver Ressler
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Christian Jendreiko
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Peter Friedl
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jin Nu
March 13, 2012 / By The Artists
Song Tao
June 12, 2011 / By The Artists
Paul Fryer
May 3, 2010 / By The Artists
Nina Canell
July 6, 2009 / By The Artists
Sierra Gabriel
April 26, 2009 / By The Artists
Polak Esther
April 17, 2009 / By The Artists
Luc Courchesne
April 5, 2009 / By The Artists
Mike Nelson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Martin Boyce
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Siemon Allen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Reinhard Mucha
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Annabel Daou
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sharon Hayes
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Karin Sander
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Sun K. Kwak
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Christoph Buechel
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Almagul Menlibayeva
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Ana Maria Tavares
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Benjamin Bergmann
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Elena Beelaerts
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Dave Hullfish Bailey
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Julie Becker
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