conceptual art


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conceptual art

n.
Art that is intended to convey an idea or concept to the perceiver and need not involve the creation or appreciation of a traditional art object such as a painting or sculpture.

conceptual artist n.
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conceptual art

n
(Art Movements) art in which the idea behind a particular work, and the means of producing it, are more important than the finished work
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concep′tual art′


n.
art in which emphasis is placed on the means and processes of producing art and on the ideas conveyed rather than on the production of art objects.
concep′tual art′ist, n.
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conceptual art

nConceptart f, → Konzeptkunst f
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One notorious example of conceptual art was Damien Hirst's 'The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living' - a dead shark preserved in a glass case which sold for $8m in 2004.
Despite the judges of the prize heralding what they see as Creed's "strength, rigour, wit and sensitivity", Wales's most celebrated artist says the notion of conceptual art is a "loveless notion of rubbish."
FUNDACION PROA * July 19-October 2 * Curated by Rodrigo Alonso * This rich, international survey of Conceptual art brings together more than one hundred works made between 1965 and 1975.
A previous example of his conceptual art was a piece of Blu-tack on a wall.
The first, "Less Is More: Pictures, Objects, Concepts from the Collection and the Archives of Herman and Nicole Daled, 1966-1978," which was on view at the Haus der Kunst in Munich this past spring and summer, made clear that engaged and self-aware collectors actively helped to define the terms of what is known loosely as Conceptual art. The second, "Che fare?
"Don't Just Stand There--Read!" declares the headline of a 1970 review in the New York Times bemoaning "the cultural nihilism of Conceptual Art" in spite of its ability to keep "scoring points...[in] an art scene poisoned by the market mentality." Penned by then-staff writer Peter Schjeldahl, the ambivalent article regarding "a movement which demands so much from its audience in return for so little" was writ large in a light box as part of Joseph Kosuth's Information Room (Special Investigation), a 1970 installation recreated within this exhibition.
For her first solo show in New York, Molly Springfield took a page from the history of Conceptual art ...
Though the pairing of Romanticism with Conceptual art is hardly common in art-historical writing, Conceptual art has long been misunderstood as a necessarily dry affair.
In this show, he channeled Mel Bochner's interest in measurement in conjunction with Sol LeWitt's use of diagrams, but not as an epigone; the work certifies that, forty years on, there's life left yet in several of Conceptual art's strategies.
Isn't it possible that the most conceptual of Conceptual art would produce intractability because it attempts to trace unnamable emotional shifts, things instantiated only by moot opticality, not language, and presence beyond the visible?
Raad dramatizes the contestation of truth, and by extension rejects the representational transparency often assumed by Conceptual art's bureaucratic aesthetics, which serves as one model for his practice.
Visionary '70s jazz musician Sun Ra, Conceptual art kingpin Sol LeWitt, and Galileo each played a starring role in Edgar Arceneaux's recent exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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