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

Karl Haendel
June 29, 2011 / By The Artists
Ishmael Randall Weeks
May 4, 2010 / By The Artists
Nina Beier
September 17, 2009 / By The Artists
Penafiel Javier
April 27, 2009 / By The Artists
Rees Michael
April 17, 2009 / By The Artists
Jean Dupuy
April 7, 2009 / By The Artists
Michael Rakowitz
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gabriel Orozco
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gunilla Klingberg
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maja Bajevic
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sanja Ivekovic
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gilberto Zorio
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ola Pehrson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lida Abdul
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jannis Kounellis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Fernando Sanchez Castillo
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kader Attia
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Martin Murphy
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rudolf Stingel
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ivan Moudov
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jayce Salloum
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Didier Courbot
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bogdan Mamonov
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Yuri Leiderman
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tom Burr
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joan Grounds
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tine Wilde
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Eliezer Sonnenschein
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mo Edoga
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maria Roosen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Suzanne Lafont
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Langlands and Bell
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Danae Stratou
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Pedro Cabrita Reis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ann Hamilton
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Yiso Bahc
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Giuseppe Gabellone
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ewa Partum
March 13, 2012 / By The Artists
Bahar Behbahani
March 4, 2011 / By The Artists
Marianne Nicolson
April 6, 2010 / By The Artists
Pe Lang
June 23, 2009 / By The Artists
Strachan Tavares
April 23, 2009 / By The Artists
Abraham Palatnik
April 15, 2009 / By The Artists
Chu Yun
April 2, 2009 / By The Artists
Lim Tzay Chuen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Janet Laurence
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Thierry De Cordier
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Olaf Nicolai
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tsuyoshi Ozawa
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Harrell Fletcher
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Micol Assael
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Carsten Holler
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Matthew Buckingham
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nezaket Ekici
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hirofu Iso
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Amanda Ross-Ho
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Irina Korina
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marya Kazoun
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Seton Smith
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Florian Slotawa
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tadasu Takamine
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Bruna Esposito
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kira Lynn Harris
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Christian Holstad
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Luca Frei
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Katie Holten
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lygia Clark
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jac Leirner
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Peng Yu
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Douglas Davis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Keith Tyson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dan Peterman
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Taro Shinoda
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Damien Hirst
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Barbara Bloom
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Miri Segal
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Said Atabekov
December 15, 2011 / By The Artists
Stephen Dillemuth
October 27, 2011 / By The Artists
Gert Jan Kocken
July 5, 2010 / By The Artists
Miks Mitrevics
March 29, 2010 / By The Artists
Abraham Cruzvillegas
May 20, 2009 / By The Artists
Jubelin Narelle
April 19, 2009 / By The Artists
Ryoji Ikeda
April 9, 2009 / By The Artists
Otto Berchem
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Martin Kippenberger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Carla Accardi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Chris Evans
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Matt Mullican
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Luis Camnitzer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Vivan Sundaram
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dash Snow
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
David Mach
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Neville Gabie
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Carolee Schneemann
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Whiting Tennis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Dalziel and Scullion
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Callum Morton
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Josiah McElheny
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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