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Conceptual art presentation (1)

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Conceptual art presentation (1)

  1. 1. What is Conceptual Art?  Art that is intended to convey an idea or concept to the perceiver and need not involve the creation or appreciation of a traditional art object such as a painting or sculpture. (Dictionary)
  2. 2. But… what does that really mean?  Ideas are more important then the finished work  Art of ideas  Uses images and objects to make the viewer think, and to think particularly about what art is and what it means  Rejected the idea of “art should be beautiful”  Rejects conventional painting and sculpture
  3. 3. When was the movement taking place?  middle 1960s and the early 1970;s
  4. 4. What led up to this movement? Who influenced it?  Influenced by Marcel Duchamp with his ready mades  Yves Klein and Piero Manzoni “what is art?”
  5. 5. Was it a reaction against anything?  Reaction against the increasingly commercialized art world  No traditional art objects
  6. 6. Style  No particular style  Conceptualism could take the form of tendencies such as happenings, performance art, installation, body art, and earth art  Photography gained interest
  7. 7. Key Ideas  Art is essentially conceptual  Reduce the material to absolute minimum  Influenced by the simplicity of minimalism  The gallery/museum or the audience complete the art work somehow  Self-conscious
  8. 8. Damien Hirst  English artist  Death is a central theme in his works
  9. 9. Spot Paintings, Household gloss on canvas
84 x 84 inches (213.4 x 213.4 cm)Damien Hirst, 2005.
  10. 10. Damiel Hirst, Pharmacy, 1992, Glass, faced particleboard, painted MDF, beech, ramin, wooden dowels, aluminium, pharmaceutical packaging, desks, office.
  11. 11. Tracy Emin Style: Autobiographical Confessional  English artist born in 1963  Shestudied art in Maidstone, then returned to London to study painting at the Royal College of Art.
  12. 12. Tracey Emin, My Bed (c. 1999) Installation.
  13. 13. Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963– 1995 by Tracey
  14. 14. Joseph Kosuth  American conceptual artist  Born January 31, 1945  More language based art work
  15. 15. Joseph Kosuth, One and Three chairs, 1965.
  16. 16. Connection
  17. 17. What do I think?  Making other people do the art work, may be unfair  Art can be ideas  It is nice that ideas are important – more creative  Viewers interaction to ideas
  18. 18. Bibliography  "The Art Story.org - Your Guide to Modern Art." Conceptual Art Movement, Artists and Major Works. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://www.theartstory.org/movement-conceptual-art.htm>.  "Conceptual Art." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Sept. 2013. Web. 07 Oct. 2013.  "Conceptual-art." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013.  "Conceptual-art." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/conceptualart>.  "Art Beat: The 10 Damien Hirst Works You Should Know." Complex.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://www.complex.com/art-design/2009/07/art-beat-the-10-damien-hirst-works-you-should-know>.  "Damien HirstPharmacy 1992." 'Pharmacy', Damien Hirst. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hirst-pharmacy-t07187/text-summary>.  Garcia, Pablo, and O. Wallace. WiseGeek. Conjecture, 15 Sept. 2013. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-isconceptual-art.htm>.  "Tracey Emin." - Artist's Profile. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/tracey_emin.htm>.  "Neon Statements." The Monthly. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2009/december/1295830898/justin-clemens/neon-statements>.  "The Art Daily with Lydia." : Tracey Emin, My Bed (c. 1999). N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2013. <http://theartdaily.blogspot.com/2010/04/tracey-emin-my-bed-c-1999.html>.

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