Category Archives: Conceptual

Valérie Blass – Of a Fashion

. . . . . . Valérie Blass at Parisian Laundry via Ratsdeville

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Dawn Hg – Fly away home

. . . . . . Dawn Ng “I fly like paper get high like planes” via DesignBoom

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Dirk Staschke – “On a Wing and a Prayer”

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Nick Cave “Soundsuits”

“Nick Cave…, a black man, describes the suits as protection against prejudice. … Cave creates these wearable sculptures from a wide variety of throw away materials like twigs and bottle caps and garbage ties, making reference to society’s attitude towards … Continue reading

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Folkert De Jong -“Toxic Sculpture”

Folkert De Jong

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Olafur Eliasson – “Seeing Yourself Sensing”

“Challenging the passive nature of traditional art-viewing, he engages the observer as an active participant, using tangible elements such as temperature, moisture, aroma, and light to generate physical sensations…intentionally simple in construction but thrilling to behold, sparking profound, visceral reactions … Continue reading

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Marcel Duchamp – The Father of Contemporary Art

Étant donnés: 1. La chute d’eau, 2. Le gaz d’éclairage (Given: 1. The Waterfall, 2. The Illuminating Gas) 1946-66 Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 – 1968 Marcel secretly worked on this piece for 20 years while even his closest … Continue reading

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Maya Lin -“Pure Poetry- Landscape as Art”

“Maya Lin describes “The Wave Field” as “…pure poetry. It is a very gentle space that exists on a very human scale. It is a sanctuary, yet it’s playful, and with the changing shadows of the sun, it is completely … Continue reading

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Katharina Fritsch – Deeply Psychological

“Fritsch’s work often has unsettling religious or quasi-spiritual associations and is deeply psychological, as if she is attempting to give an image to our deepest fears recovered from the world of myth, religion, cultural history and everyday life… Singular forms … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei – The In-itself to become the other

Ai Weiwei & Serge Spitzer. Ghost Valley Coming Down the Mountain. 2005-06. The In-Itself to become the Other Ai Weiwei plays with spatial specificity in this postminimalistic conceptual installation. The repetition of forms, especially of a traditional Chinese art form, … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei – Han dynasty urn, shattered symbolism

“From 1978 onward, Ai Weiwei manifested himself in the Beijing art world as a member of the artists association called Xingxing (the Stars). When they disbanded in 1983, he settled in New York. In 1993 he returned to Beijing, and … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei “It’s not a bird’s nest”

“…Ai Weiwei, China’s leading art provocateur. He grew up in a labor camp during the heyday of the Cultural Revolution, but has since witnessed his country’s rise to the pinnacle of capitalist greed. He moved to New York in 1981, … Continue reading

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Lynn Talbot “Visual art suffers from its existence as an object”

“Visual art suffers from its existence as an object and it is much easier to think of some other forms (music, film, poetry) as a temporary confluence of events. But regardless of the medium, the moment of consciousness and subsequent … Continue reading

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Robert Morris “Maximum Resistance to Separation”

Robert Morris “Notes on Sculpture 1-3,” originally published across three issues of Artforum in 1966. In these essays, Morris attempted to define a conceptual framework and formal elements for himself and one that would embrace the practices of his contemporaries. … Continue reading

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Forrest Myers “Art is for your mind, not for your butt.”

“This is sculpture,” Frosty says. “You want comfortable, get a La-Z-Boy. Art is for your mind, not for your butt. You don’t want your sculptures comfortable, you want your chairs comfortable. In any case, I hate the dialogue about comfortable … Continue reading

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