Conceptual art

Conceptual art is an art form whereby the ideation, planning, and creation process carry more importance than the product itself. Put otherwise, the concept, decision, or idea behind the artwork is more important than the result when it comes to conceptual art.

This art movement gained traction in the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s following the publication of Paragraphs on Conceptual Art by leading artist Sol LeWitt in 1967.

Conceptual artists often create art in many different forms, including earth art, body art, video art, installation, performance art, happenings, and photographic documentation. The principle that unites all these art tendencies is the idea-based approach to art creation.

Roman Ondák’s Measuring the Universe – 90,000 people created this artwork

Conceptual artists, particularly in Europe, have a rather exceptional and extremely rich history that spans decades. Nowadays, conceptual art is still one of the most prominent art movements. In the early days, conceptual art did not play a prominent scene and would often thrive as an underground movement. Although artists have been experimenting with …

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Joseph Beuys’ ambitious plan to plant 7000 oaks

7000 Oaks 7000 Oaks is an environmental artwork created by German artist Joseph Beuys. The artist proposed a plan to have 7000 oaks trees planted across the Germany city of Kassel, each tree accompanied with basalt stone, 4 feet high above the ground. Joseph Beuys’ objection was for the project to extend throughout the world …

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Chris Burden exposed the foundation of the museum

In his works, Chris Burden goes beyond limits to produce immemorable installations that have revolutionized art. Many of his works involve commitment, hard work, and ethos that bring out metaphoric power akin to his performances. Exposing the Foundation of the Museum At the Museum of Contemporary art (MOCA), Chris created a revered installation that …

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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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Agnes Denes - Wheatfield - A Confrontation, 1982, Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan

Why did Agnes Denes create this Wheatfield in New York?

Wheatfield – A Confrontation Agnes Denes is a renowned Hungary-American and artist with numerous pioneering artworks that carried a prophetic message. She is known for her groundbreaking use of metallic inks and other non-traditional materials in creating an unusual body of exquisitely rendered prints and drawings that delineate her explorations in philosophy, mathematics, science, geography, …

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Gilbert & George’s Singing sculpture – Breaking down this barrier

2 min 38 sec Who is Gilbert & George? The artist duo of George Passmore and Gilbert Proesch – famously known as Gilbert and George – is undoubtedly one of the most long-standing and prolific collaborations of the post-conceptual art era. Perhaps the pair is best recognized for its wall-to-wall, colorful paintings, such as The …

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What is Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower all about?

The Imagine Peace Tower The Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial crafted by Japanese-American artist and musician Yoko Ono. She created this in tribute for her deceased husband and legendary member of The Beatles, John Lennon. The Imagine Peace Tower is Yoko’s largest work of art to date. It took her three years to develop …

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