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

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
Yuan Goang-Ming
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Keren Amiran
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Barbara Visser
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Shi Yong
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Jan Nelson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Masato Kobayashi
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Graham Nicholls
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Laura Parnes
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Cildo Meireles
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Eulalia Valldosera
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Thomas Virnich
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Carel Visser
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ashley Bickerton
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Shahryar Nashat
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marc Quinn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Helio Oiticica
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ester Partegas
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kamin Lertchaiprasert
March 14, 2012 / By The Artists
Stephen Dillemuth
October 27, 2011 / By The Artists
Rashid Johnson
June 13, 2011 / By The Artists
Maria Petschnig
May 4, 2010 / By The Artists
A Kassen
September 10, 2009 / By The Artists
Tyszko Simon
April 27, 2009 / By The Artists
Rath Alan
April 17, 2009 / By The Artists
Alan Dunning
April 7, 2009 / By The Artists
Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Fischer and el Sani
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kim Coleman
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Art and Language
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Chiharu Shiota
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Moniek Toebosch
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Luchezar Boyadjiev
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
David Hammons
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Stuart Ringholt
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Alexandre Perigot
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Xu Zhen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Sarah Sze
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Yuri Albert
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Olaf Mooij
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michael Just
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Raeda Saadeh
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Madeleine Berkhemer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Antoine Prum
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Matthieu Laurette
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Olafur Arni Olafsson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Michael Sailstorfer
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
L.A. Raeven
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Simon Starling
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lawrence Carroll
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joelle Ciona
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Roderick Sauveur
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Cees Krijnen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Haim Steinbach
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lara Schnitger
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Olafur Eliasson
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Kristiina Koskentola
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Siobhan Liddell
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Eva Kotakova
March 13, 2012 / By The Artists
Hans op de Beeck
February 22, 2011 / By The Artists
Katarzyna Kozyra
April 2, 2010 / By The Artists
Rachel Khedoori
June 22, 2009 / By The Artists
Michael Naimark
April 14, 2009 / By The Artists
Ulla von Brandenburg
April 1, 2009 / By The Artists
Adrian Piper
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
George Chua
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Lawrence Weiner
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Rebecca Horn
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Marijke van Warmerdam
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Maider Lopez
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Wangechi Mutu
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Joseph Beuys
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Goshka Macuga
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Willem Boshoff
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ricardo Valentim
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Ry Rocklen
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Evan Holloway
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Susan Hefuna
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists
Junichi Kakizaki
December 28, 2008 / By The Artists

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