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Art 271 Conceptualism And Feminism

  1. 1. Art 271<br />Ch. 20 Conceptualism and Activist Art<br />
  2. 2. Reminder: Due Dec. 3rd (Thurs)<br />MAG Museum Papers <br />EXAM 5<br />Also, please note: Take Guerilla Girls off of your syllabus. We will not cover them. <br />
  3. 3. Review: Art Movement: Assemblage (also called Neo-Dada)<br />Mixed media emerges<br />Emphasis on everyday surroundings for subject matter<br />Create their works from the “refuse” of modern society<br />Artists: Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns<br />Influences: Composer John Cage, Artist Marcel Duchamp (Dada)<br />
  4. 4. Review: Art Movement: Happenings<br />Approach: Ephemeral works; chance; mixed media<br />**Audience is necessary to “activate” the work of art<br />Influenced by:<br />John Cage<br />Dadaism (Duchamp)<br />Action Painting<br />Artist: Allan Kaprow<br />
  5. 5. Review: Art Movement: Pop Art (1960s)<br />Backdrop was rise of consumer culture/ advertising/ celebrity<br />Pop Art was the union of art and popular culture. They embraced mass culture, commercialism, consumerism.<br />British Pop Art came first: Richard Hamilton<br />American Pop Art: Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol<br />
  6. 6. Review: Minimalism<br />Use of industrial materials <br />Interest in viewer’s physical space<br />Focus on artwork as a physical object<br />Artists: Donald Judd, Frank Stella, Richard Serra<br />
  7. 7. Conceptual Art<br />An art about ideas. The idea is the work of art.<br />Any painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photograph, or building created in response to that idea is simply a piece of documentation, a record of aesthetic expression as opposed to aesthetic expression itself.<br />Sometimes no object at all, only words<br />Influence of Marcel Duchamp - making art should be a mental, not a physical activity<br />Attempt to be free from consumerism<br />Artist: Joseph Kosuth<br />
  8. 8. 22-1, Joseph Kosuth, One and Three Chairs, 1965, Wood folding chair, photo of chair, and photographic enlargement of dictionary definition of chair<br />
  9. 9. Performance Art and Video<br />Many Conceptual artists used their bodies as an artistic medium<br />They engaged in activities or performances they considered works of art<br />Like Conceptual art, attempt to make art outside the commercial system<br />Produced no saleable artwork unless the artist’s activity was recorded on film or video<br />Artists: Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik<br />
  10. 10. 22-15, Bruce Nauman, Self-Portrait as a Fountain, 1966-67. Color photo<br />
  11. 11. 22-16, Bruce Nauman, Violins, Violence, Silence, 1981-82. Neon Tubing<br />
  12. 12. 22-13, Nam June Paik, TV Bra for Living Sculpture, (Worn by Charlotte Moorman), 1969<br />
  13. 13. Body Art<br />A form of Performance Art<br />Often induced a forced intimacy between the performer and the audience, with results that could be amusing, poetic, shocking, or make viewers uncomfortable<br />Artist: Chris Burden<br />
  14. 14. 22.22, Chris Burden, Shoot, 1971<br />
  15. 15. Feminist Art<br />When: late 1960s/early 1970s<br />Where: Primarily Great Britain & the U.S.<br />The counterculture of the 1960s inspired new social analysis & questioning.<br />CHARACTERISTICS:<br />Not a style; a revolutionary value system (What was radical: the content, not the forms).<br />Feminist artists prioritized experience and meaning over form and style<br />A movement within art history that addresses gender issues<br />Artists: CaroleeSchneemann, Hannah Wilke, Ana Mendieta, Judy Chicago<br />
  16. 16. 22.18, CaroleeSchneemann, Interior Scroll, 1975, Photo of Performance<br />
  17. 17. 22.19, Hannah Wilke, S.O.S. Starification Object Series, 1974-82. Mixed Media.<br />
  18. 18. 22.20, Ana Mendieta, Untitled, from Fetish series, 1977. Color photo on paperboard<br />
  19. 19. 22.29, Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974-79, Brooklyn Museum of Art<br />
  20. 20. Detail of Place Setting, ‘Mary Wollstonecraft’, Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party<br />