Conceptual Art • (not concept art)
What is it? • Artwork in which the ideas behind the art are more important than the traditional aesthetic and material concerns of the actual artwork.
Conceptual Artists • They don’t set out to make a painting or sculpture and then fit their ideas to that existing form. • They think beyond the traditional media restrictions and then work out their ideas using whatever material is appropriate to that idea.
Artists use available elements of expression to show political, social, and technological subjects. The view and sometimes the artist herself is an integral part of the art and its basic concept.
Marcel Duchamp • Was a Dada artist who set the stage for conceptual art with his ‘readymade’ pieces.
His proposition was that art should not be judged by the quality of the craftsmanship, but by the quality of the idea – the concept. This piece is called ‘Fountain’.
Trends in Conceptual Art • Performance ArtMarina Abramovic
The Obliteration Room- Yayoi KusamaThe room was originally painted completely white and children were then invited to ‘obliterate’ it with colourful dots
Christo and Jean-Claude • The Gates: A site specific project in Central Park NY. 7 503 Gates were installed in the park. No permanent changes were made to the park.
The Plans • The actual sketches and other plans were sold along with pieces of the fabric to finance the installation.
http://www.arthistoryguide.com/images/228.jpg • http://arthag.typepad.com/.a/6a011571160e4a970c0133f529d363970b-800wi • http://www.carnovsky.com/RGB.htm