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Site Specific Art

  1. 1. CHAPTER 10: SITE SPECIFIC-ART
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>Site Specific art are produced for one </li></ul><ul><li>location. </li></ul><ul><li>The content and the meaning are linked to the site. </li></ul><ul><li>The term site specific art started in the 1960s and 1970s as a blanket category for art that was created for or in a specific location. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Site-Specific Art <ul><li>There are many types, goals, and styles of site-specific art including: </li></ul><ul><li>Land and environmental art </li></ul><ul><li>Ephemeral art </li></ul><ul><li>Public art </li></ul><ul><li>Monuments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nazca Lines - Figure of a Hummingbird
  5. 5. FIG: 10-1, p.198 ROBERT SMITHSON. Spiral Jetty , Great Salt Lake, Utah (1970) Black Rocks, salt, earth, eater, and algae. L:1,500’; W:15’.
  6. 6. FIG: 10-2, p.199 ANDY GOLDSWORTHY. Ice Piece (12 January 1987). Cibachrome photograph. 76cm x76cm.
  7. 9. FIG: 10-4 MARCO EVARISTTI. The Ice Cube Project (204). Red dye and seawater, Greenland coast.
  8. 10. FIG: 10-7, p. 201 WALTER DE MARIA. The Lighting Field (1977). 400 polished stainless steel poles, each d.5.1(2) x h. 628.7(247.5), total area 1 mile x 1km. Quernado, New Mexico.
  9. 11. FIG: 10-9, p.203 Ariel view of The Gates in Central Park with Manhattan Skyline.
  10. 12. Michael Heizer, Double Negative, 1969/1970
  11. 13. FIG: 10-12, p.204 CHARLES SIMONDS. Landscape - Body - Dwelling (1971). Artist’s body, clay. Life Size.
  12. 15. Gordon Matta-Clark &quot;Conical Intersect&quot; 1975
  13. 17. EPHEMERAL ART
  14. 18. FIG: 10-13, p.205 CAI GUO-QJANG. Transient Rainbow over East River. New York City (2002).
  15. 19. Chris Burden
  16. 20. Chris Burden
  17. 21. Joseph Beuys
  18. 22. Vito Acconci
  19. 23. Vito Acconci
  20. 24. PUBLIC ART
  21. 25. Richard Serra [American, 1939– ], Tilted Arc , 1981.
  22. 26. FIG: 10-18, p.208 ANTONI GAUDI. Serpent/Salamander (1900-1914). Parc Guell, Barcelona, Spain.
  23. 27. FIG: 10-22, p.209 ANISH KAPOOR. Cloud Gate . Millennium Park, Chicago.
  24. 28. MONUMENTS
  25. 29. FIG: 10-23, p.210 Cow from the Cow Parade (2006). Boston, Massachusetts.
  26. 30. FIG: 10-26, p.211 PETER EISENMAN. Holocaust Memorail, Berlin (2004).
  27. 31. FIG: 10-28, p.213 MAYA YING LIN. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. (1982). Polished black granite. L:492’.

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