Place and Space in
       Contemporary U.S. Art

            Context,
Site‐Specificity,
Installa4on,





Tara Donovan
Historical Precedents
Hudson River School mid 1800s
Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1983) Biscayne Bay, Miami
Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1969) Wrapped Coast, Australia (one million sq feet of fabric)
Spiral
Je7y
by
Robert
Smithson
(1970)

Place as Inspiration
Paul Strand
Diane Arbus
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show
“Gone with the Wind”
Miami’s South Beach Deco District
Western Washington State
h7p://video.pbs.org/program/1217143847/#page

             You
could
watch
this
en4re
video
series
online
and
be
SO
smart!...
Installation
Ant Farm
Ant Farm (1974) Cadillac Ranch located in Amarillo Texas
The
piece
is
a
statement
about
the
paradoxical
simultaneous
American
fascina4ons


with
both
a
"sense
of
place"
—
and
road...
Tara Donovan
Tara Donovan (2003) Haze (42ft wall of over two million drinking straws)
Tara Donovan (2003) Haze (42ft wall of over two million drinking straws)
Tara Donovan (2003) Untitled (3 million cups)
Tara Donovan (2003) Untitled
Tara Donovan (2003) Untitled
Tara Donovan
Tara Donovan (2002) Colony (pencils and glue)
Tara Donovan (2002) Nebulous (scotch tape)
Tara Donovan (2002) Nebulous (scotch tape)
Tara Donovan (2003) Installation at ACE Gallery http://www.acegallery.net/
Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze (1999)
Everything the Rises Will Converge
Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze (2003) Tilted Planet
Sarah Sze (2003) Tilted Planet
Sarah Sze (2003) Tilted Planet
Paul Chan




www.na8onalphilis8ne.com

Paul Chan
Paul Chan
Paul Chan
Paul Chan
Paul Chan
Paul Chan
Paul Chan
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Angiola Churchill
Public Art
Peter Coffin
•  OCTOBER 1, 2009 – NEW YORK: Public Art Fund is
   pleased to present the first major outdoor exhibition in
   New York o...
Antony Gormley
Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Miranda July
Site-Specificity
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Jeffrey Mongrain
Roof at Met
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
Liza Lou
•    1. Liza Lou’s portraits of presidents George Washington through William Clinton are created
     entirely out of bead...
Home as Art
The Flower Man

      Houston

The Beer Can House

       Houston

John Milkovitsch Former Railroad Worker
39.000 beer cans
18 Years to construct
Beer pull tabs as wind chimes
Detail of mailbox
“John thought beer cured everything”
explained wife Mary after the creator, 
        John Milkovitch, died.
The Orange Show

      Houston

h7p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDZRlI1dy]

Houston
(as eccentric place)




  art car parade
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Art
Car
Parade
2001

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Art
Car
Parade
2001

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Car
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2001

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Car
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2001

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Car
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2001

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Art
Car
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2001

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Art
Car
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2001

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Art
Car
Parade
2001

Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

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Art
Car
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2001

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Houston Art Car Parade 2001!
Houston Art Car Parade 2001!
Houston Art Car Parade 2001!
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ASP Place In Cont AM Art

  1. 1. Place and Space in Contemporary U.S. Art Context,
Site‐Specificity,
Installa4on,

 Tara Donovan
  2. 2. Historical Precedents
  3. 3. Hudson River School mid 1800s
  4. 4. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1983) Biscayne Bay, Miami
  5. 5. Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1969) Wrapped Coast, Australia (one million sq feet of fabric)
  6. 6. Spiral
Je7y
by
Robert
Smithson
(1970)

  7. 7. Place as Inspiration
  8. 8. Paul Strand
  9. 9. Diane Arbus
  10. 10. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show
  11. 11. “Gone with the Wind”
  12. 12. Miami’s South Beach Deco District
  13. 13. Western Washington State
  14. 14. h7p://video.pbs.org/program/1217143847/#page
 You
could
watch
this
en4re
video
series
online
and
be
SO
smart!

 h7p://video.pbs.org/video/1230660017/

  15. 15. Installation
  16. 16. Ant Farm
  17. 17. Ant Farm (1974) Cadillac Ranch located in Amarillo Texas
  18. 18. The
piece
is
a
statement
about
the
paradoxical
simultaneous
American
fascina4ons

 with
both
a
"sense
of
place"
—
and
roadside
a7rac4ons,
such
as
The
Ranch
itself
—

 and
the
mobility
and
freedom
of
the
automobile
  19. 19. Tara Donovan
  20. 20. Tara Donovan (2003) Haze (42ft wall of over two million drinking straws)
  21. 21. Tara Donovan (2003) Haze (42ft wall of over two million drinking straws)
  22. 22. Tara Donovan (2003) Untitled (3 million cups)
  23. 23. Tara Donovan (2003) Untitled
  24. 24. Tara Donovan (2003) Untitled
  25. 25. Tara Donovan
  26. 26. Tara Donovan (2002) Colony (pencils and glue)
  27. 27. Tara Donovan (2002) Nebulous (scotch tape)
  28. 28. Tara Donovan (2002) Nebulous (scotch tape)
  29. 29. Tara Donovan (2003) Installation at ACE Gallery http://www.acegallery.net/
  30. 30. Sarah Sze
  31. 31. Sarah Sze
  32. 32. Sarah Sze (1999) Everything the Rises Will Converge
  33. 33. Sarah Sze
  34. 34. Sarah Sze
  35. 35. Sarah Sze (2003) Tilted Planet
  36. 36. Sarah Sze (2003) Tilted Planet
  37. 37. Sarah Sze (2003) Tilted Planet
  38. 38. Paul Chan www.na8onalphilis8ne.com

  39. 39. Paul Chan
  40. 40. Paul Chan
  41. 41. Paul Chan
  42. 42. Paul Chan
  43. 43. Paul Chan
  44. 44. Paul Chan
  45. 45. Paul Chan
  46. 46. Angiola Churchill
  47. 47. Angiola Churchill
  48. 48. Angiola Churchill
  49. 49. Angiola Churchill
  50. 50. Angiola Churchill
  51. 51. Angiola Churchill
  52. 52. Angiola Churchill
  53. 53. Angiola Churchill
  54. 54. Angiola Churchill
  55. 55. Public Art
  56. 56. Peter Coffin
  57. 57. •  OCTOBER 1, 2009 – NEW YORK: Public Art Fund is pleased to present the first major outdoor exhibition in New York of artist Peter Coffin. Populating City Hall Park with 13 monumental silhouettes of iconic sculptures, Coffin’s Untitled (Sculpture Silhouettes) takes the viewer on a journey through the history of sculpture in space and time.Variations on Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker, an Easter Island moai, Louise Bourgeois’ Untitled (With Hand), one of Sol LeWitt’s Incomplete Open Cubes, and Pablo Picasso’s She Goat, among others, hover like apparitions throughout the Park. Ranging in size from eight to ten feet tall, their commanding sculptural presence is somewhat of an illusion; each work is only one inch thick. The sculptures slip in and out of view, similar to the way in which memories slip in and out of one’s mind. The decision to hold the vision in place or let it fade is left to the viewer.
  58. 58. Antony Gormley
  59. 59. Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
  60. 60. Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
  61. 61. Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
  62. 62. Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
  63. 63. Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
  64. 64. Antony Gormley at Madison Park, NYC
  65. 65. Miranda July
  66. 66. Miranda July
  67. 67. Miranda July
  68. 68. Miranda July
  69. 69. Miranda July
  70. 70. Miranda July
  71. 71. Miranda July
  72. 72. Miranda July
  73. 73. Miranda July
  74. 74. Miranda July
  75. 75. Miranda July
  76. 76. Site-Specificity
  77. 77. Jeffrey Mongrain
  78. 78. Jeffrey Mongrain
  79. 79. Jeffrey Mongrain
  80. 80. Jeffrey Mongrain
  81. 81. Jeffrey Mongrain
  82. 82. Jeffrey Mongrain
  83. 83. Jeffrey Mongrain
  84. 84. Jeffrey Mongrain
  85. 85. Jeffrey Mongrain
  86. 86. Roof at Met
  87. 87. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  88. 88. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  89. 89. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  90. 90. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  91. 91. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  92. 92. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  93. 93. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  94. 94. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  95. 95. Roxy Paine on the Rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum 2009
  96. 96. Liza Lou
  97. 97. •  1. Liza Lou’s portraits of presidents George Washington through William Clinton are created entirely out of beads and bordered in wide bands of gold beads to look like framed black and white photographs. To Lou, the “zillions of beads” used in the portraits symbolize “grand campaign promises of a sparkling future for America and the fulfillment of the American dream.” But there’s a fun side to the portraits, too, as Lou remarks, “It’s humorous to see men in beads. Herbert Hoover is not someone you associate with glitter.” •  2. A former student of the San Francisco Art Institute, Lou describes her transformation from painter to beader: “I began as a painter and I walked into a bead store and it was just like a flash in my mind. I just thought, ‘My God, that’s the most amazing paint I’ve ever seen.’” She was “hated” for her use of beads and “mortified” her teachers and classmates, but her $500,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation in 2002 helped silence some of those who believed her work wasn’t real art. •  3. The glass beads used in Lou’s work are all from the Czech Republic; she explains that Czech beads “are really the most wonderful beads on earth.” Though she originally bought them in small packets, she now buys so many at a time they’re delivered by truck and unloaded with forklifts. Her 1999 sculpture “Back Yard,” a full-sized (600 square feet) suburban lawn, is comprised of more than 30 million glass beads, many of which are in the 250,000 individually beaded blades of grass that make up the lawn. •  More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2006/mar/21/1
  98. 98. Home as Art
  99. 99. The Flower Man
 Houston

  100. 100. The Beer Can House
 Houston

  101. 101. John Milkovitsch Former Railroad Worker
  102. 102. 39.000 beer cans 18 Years to construct
  103. 103. Beer pull tabs as wind chimes Detail of mailbox
  104. 104. “John thought beer cured everything” explained wife Mary after the creator, John Milkovitch, died.
  105. 105. The Orange Show
 Houston

  106. 106. h7p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDZRlI1dy]

  107. 107. Houston (as eccentric place) art car parade
  108. 108. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  109. 109. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  110. 110. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  111. 111. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  112. 112. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  113. 113. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  114. 114. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  115. 115. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  116. 116. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  117. 117. Houston
Art
Car
Parade
2001

  118. 118. Houston Art Car Parade 2001!
  119. 119. Houston Art Car Parade 2001!
  120. 120. Houston Art Car Parade 2001!
  121. 121. Houston Art Car Parade 2001!
  122. 122. Houston Art Car Parade 2001!

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