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

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
Qin Yufen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dombis Pascal
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kay Hassan
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Barbara Rosenthal
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Libia Perez de Siles de Castro
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Doris Drescher
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jim Ramer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Paola Pivi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dara Birnbaum
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Anita Dube
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Diller and Scofidio
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joseph Kosuth
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Georgina Starr
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Song Dong
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Janet Cardiff
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Cai Guo-Qiang
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jorge Pardo
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Daan Roosegaarde
March 12, 2012 / By The Artists
Rolf Julius
January 26, 2011 / By The Artists
Martin Jacobson
April 1, 2010 / By The Artists
Roy Arad
June 7, 2009 / By The Artists
Victoria Ted
April 21, 2009 / By The Artists
Antonio Muntadas
April 13, 2009 / By The Artists
Bestue and Vives
April 1, 2009 / By The Artists
Eduardo Kac
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Melik Ohanian
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Francis Cape
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alejandra Riera
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kendell Geers
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ian Carr-Harris
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Candida Hofer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Andreas Zybach
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Aneta Grzeszykowska Jan Smaga
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
José Bedia
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Monika Stricker
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alice Konitz
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gelitin
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ilana Halperin
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Amy Patton
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tim Head
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lucia Koch
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joao Louro
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Graciela Sacco
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Pekka Nevalainen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Niek Kemps
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Beverly Semmes
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Adriana Varejao
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Pier-Paolo Calzolari
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sergio Vega
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tracey Rose
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Guido Geelen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hermann Nitsch
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jeanne-Claude de-Guillebon
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rico Gatson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Guy Ben-Ner
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Anas Al-Shaikh
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Laure Prouvost
November 23, 2011 / By The Artists
Jean-Pierre Gauthier
October 24, 2011 / By The Artists
Claire Morgan
June 23, 2010 / By The Artists
Mickalene Thomas
December 22, 2009 / By The Artists
Farhad Moshiri
May 18, 2009 / By The Artists
Wilfred Thomas
April 19, 2009 / By The Artists
Marry Overtoom
April 8, 2009 / By The Artists
Louis Vivin
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Peng Hung-Chih
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michel Francois
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maria Eichhorn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Martin Guttmann
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Noor Al-Bastaki
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marisa Merz
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nobuko Tsuchiya
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Guillaume Bijl
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lamia Joreige
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Janine Antoni
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Paul Etienne Lincoln
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Daniel Roth
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Matthias Muller
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hans-Hermann Koopmann
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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