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

Karla Black
December 16, 2010 / By The Artists
Brodie Ellis
March 30, 2010 / By The Artists
Ansuman Biswas
May 30, 2009 / By The Artists
Gusmao and Palva
April 13, 2009 / By The Artists
Halim Al-Karim
February 12, 2009 / By The Artists
Fia Backstrom
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gerwald Rockenschaub
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Takafumi Hara
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Eugenio Ampudia
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ibon Aranberri
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alan Alborough
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nikos Navridis
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tomoko Takahashi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rosemarie Trockel
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Fiona Banner
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
David Rohn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Phoebe Washburn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Chen Shaoxiong
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Matthijs de Bruijne
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rob Moonen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gao Brothers
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Denis Masi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mandana Moghaddam
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Zbigniew Libera
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Monika Sosnowska
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Robert Therrien
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Fred Wilson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marti Anson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Pavel Braila
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Mathilde ter Heijne
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gerald van der Kaap
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Wim Delvoye
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Aida Makoto
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Paul and Menno de Nooijer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ian Kiaer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
David Maljkovic
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alexandre Singh
May 9, 2012 / By The Artists
Joana Hadjithomas
October 7, 2011 / By The Artists
Irina Botea
May 11, 2010 / By The Artists
David Adamo
December 13, 2009 / By The Artists
Goldin + Senneby
April 30, 2009 / By The Artists
Quintas Rudolfo
April 18, 2009 / By The Artists
Masaki Fujihata
April 7, 2009 / By The Artists
Anish Kapoor
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Destiny Deacon
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Attila Csorg
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Geoffrey Farmer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Erick Beltran
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Servet Kocyigit
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Roger Hiorns
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rodney Graham
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Henrik Hakansson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Francis Alys
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ayse Erkmen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Janet Henry
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jordan Wolfson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Zulkifle Mahmod
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Allison Smith
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Nicola de Maria
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kerry Tribe
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Perejaume
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lena Mattsson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marie-Ange Guilleminot
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
David Bade
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Braco Dimitrijevic
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Martin Wong
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jeremy Wafer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
John Kormeling
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lois Weinberger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Cathy de Monchaux
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
John Armleder
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lothar Baumgarten
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ricci Albenda
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Florian Pumhosl
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Erika Tan
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Iris Haussler
March 13, 2012 / By The Artists
Gabriel Kuri
May 19, 2011 / By The Artists
David Brooks
April 29, 2010 / By The Artists
Inaki Bonillas
July 3, 2009 / By The Artists
Rechmaoui Marwan
April 24, 2009 / By The Artists
Mignonneau Laurent
April 15, 2009 / By The Artists
John Cage
April 5, 2009 / By The Artists
Hanne Darboven
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alexandre Arrechea
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Liam Gillick
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Phyllida Barlow
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sophia Tabatadze
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ann Veronica Janssens
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rainer Oldendorf
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sabine Gross
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Choi Jeong-Hwa
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Gimhongsok
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Usman Haque
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Hilary Harnischfeger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alexandra Bircken
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Masao Okabe
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Esther Shalev-Gerz
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Tirzo Martha
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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