Conceptual Art, artists and art
ALL ART (AFTER DUCHAMP) IS CONCEPTUAL (IN NATURE) BECAUSE ART ONLY EXISTS CONCEPTUALLY............In Conceptual Art the idea of a work matters more than its physical representation. Dating from the 1960's, Conceptual Art has its roots in the early 20th century European arts movement called Dada as well as in the writings on language and meaning by mid-century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Conceptual art marks a major turning point in late twentieth-century art. Since its emergence in the mid 1960s, it has challenged our precepts about not only art but society, politics and the media. An international movement, Conceptual art encompasses not only North America and Western Europe but also South America, Eastern Europe, Russia, China and Japan. Its legacy is global, ranging from small local participatory projects to large-scale installations at major museums and biennales.