Installation Fred Wilson, Mining the Museum, Installation, Cigar Store Indians facing photographs of Native Americans Marylanders, 1992.
Edward Kienholz, Sollie 17, 1979-1980
Ai WeiWei, Sunflower Seeds, Twice-Fired Porcelain, Tate Modern, 2010.
Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs, Wooden Folding Chair, Photographic enlargement of a dictionary definition of chair, and a photographic copy of a chair. 1965.
Site Specific Richard Serra, Tilted Arc, Federal Plaza, New York City, 1981.
Danny Katz: "Arrogant position that art justifies interference with the simple joys of human activity in the plaza.This is not a great plaza by international standards, but a small refuge and place of revival for people who ride to work in steel containers, work in sealed rooms (with no windows) and breathe recirculated air all day. Is the purpose of art to stress the absence of joy and hope? I can't believe this was the artistic intention, yet sadly this has been the dominant effect of the work (It is arguable that "stressing the absence of joy and hope" was part of Serra's purpose, as interpreted by Horowitz )...I can accept anything in art, but I can't accept physical assault and complete destruction of ordinary human activity...no work of art created with a contempt of ordinary humanity and w/o respect for the common element of human experience can be great...I suggest Mr. Serra take advantage of this opportunity to walk away from this fiasco and move the work to a place where it will better reveal its beauty.” Richard Serra, Tilted Arc, Federal Plaza, New York City, 1981.
Serra: To remove Tilted Arc would be to destroy it
To move it is to destroy it as it was designed for that site
I don't make portable objects that can be relocated
Make works that deal with env. components of given places
Scale, size location of site specific works are determine by the characteristics of the site
Works become part of and built into structure of site and often restructure it both conceptually and perceptually
Richard Serra, Tilted Arc, Steel Federal Plaza, New York City, 1981.