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

Introduction From the wrapped Reichstag to the Gates in Central Park, NewYork, 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 feature …

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Keith Arnatt’s Self Burial – Watch this artist disappear

Introduction 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

Introduction 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

Introduction 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 the way in which audiences perceived art especially during the 1960s, which …

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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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Maurizio Cattelan - Novecento (1990), 1997, installation view, Victory is Not an Option, Blenheim Palace, 2019 feat

These are all of Maurizio Cattelan’s Horse sculptures

Introduction Horses have been used in art as a symbol of power for centuries. Perhaps one of the most talked-about examples of the past decades is Maurizio Cattelan horse sculptures series. The series comprises of taxidermied horses with their heads stuck on the wall or hanging from the ceiling. Many critics, including audiences, took great …

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