conceptual art

Dan Graham’s Homes for America – Unlocking the madness

What is Dan Graham is known for For the past half-century, Dan Graham, through art, has been on a mission to illustrate the symbiosis that exists between any architectural environment and those that interact with it. Graham has been involved in projects around the world, but his works that provoke the most interest are made …

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Christo - Big Air Package, 2010, Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, 2010-2013

Christo’s Big Air Package – The world’s most massive sculpture

From the wrapped Reichstag to the Gates in Central Park, New York, Christo knows the scores in the art scene. In many projects, Christo worked with his late wife Jeanne Claude until the Big Air Package, the first installation since her death. Background The Big Air Package became the second project by Christo to …

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Keith Arnatt’s Self Burial – Watch this artist disappear

Keith Arnatt (1930-2008) is renowned for his conceptual work. Arguably, his most well-known and recognizable work is titled Self Burial (1969). Self Burial Self Burial is a series of nine photographs, with each depicting Arnatt seemingly disappearing into a hole dug on the ground. Anyone watching the series would conclude that Arnatt is committing …

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Huang Yong Ping’s Bank of Sand – A clever 20 ton sculpture

In 2018, Gladstone Gallery in New York presented a rare spectacle of art; Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank. A thought-provoking artwork, from renown Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping. Background First launched in 2000 at the Shanghai Biennale, the artwork portrayed a metaphorical representation of the gigantic HSBC building in Shanghai, China. HSBC is …

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The story behind Walter de Maria’s impressive Lightning field

The Lightning Field created by sculptor Walter De Maria is today celebrated as one of the 20th century’s most noteworthy installations of land art. As one of the seminal artists and the founding fathers of land art, Walter De Maria completely revolutionized how audiences perceived art, especially during the 1960s, when the land art …

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Martin Kippenberger – Metro stations in strangest places

Who was Martin Kippenberger? Martin Kippenberger was one extraordinary artist who could make art using any available medium. His projects were nothing short of exploration, first of the models and then of the history. If there was ever a creative who successfully interrogated art from a political perspective, Martin Kippenberger was his name. Kippenberger used …

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Olafur Eliasson – Your rainbow panorama, 2006-2011, glass in all the colors of the spectrum, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark

You make Olafur Eliasson’s rainbow come alive

Olafur Eliasson is one of Scandinavia’s most-renown artists and holds significant influence in the global creative industry. Unlike many other his other works, Your Rainbow Panorama is a permanent installation and became a defining piece of his career. Visitors can access the building’s rooftop and get this large glass walkway formed in the color …

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Janet Cardiff’s 40 Part Motet – Reviving a 500 year old masterpiece

Can you imagine the sound effect that will be produced by a whopping 40 loudspeakers placed in an empty room? Now imagine that this room is designed to overlook a garden? This is the Forty Part Motet art marvel, which was created and installed by Janet Cardiff. Made in 2001, the Forty Part Motet …

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Allora and Calzadilla - Chalk

Allora & Calzadilla’s Chalk – What would you do?

The two Puerto Rico based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, have been working together to make captivating artworks. Allora and Calzadilla are known for their interactive artworks in public, often addressing social and political issues, as well as engaging questions of history, geopolitics, and culture. Collaborating since 1995, most of their artworks combine video, …

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Artist Richard Long’s groundbreaking A line made by walking

The photograph reveals a straight line receding towards tall bushes and trees. It is a straight line of trampled grass that appears in a field. Below the image, the writing says A Line Made By Walking and England 1967. The whole artwork is a documentation of Richard Long’s land artwork. It documents his work: …

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