conceptual art

Christian Marclay’s masterpiece The Clock – Edited over three years

Christian Marclay – The Clock, 2010-2011, single channel video installation, 24 hours, White Cube Consisting of hundreds of Hollywood film clips depicting time in real-time as it plays, Christian Marclay’s The Clock was quite revolutionary at its release. The 24-hour montage of film and TV clips featuring clocks and watches was designed to be …

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Olafur Eliasson’s fascinating colorful haze installation in Beijing

Olafur Eliasson – Feelings Are Facts, 2010, Fluorescent lights (red, green, blue), aluminum, steel, wood, ballasts, haze machines, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2010 What was ‘Feelings Are Facts’? Feelings Are Facts was created as a result of a collaboration between Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong of MAD studio. Feelings …

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Why was Tracey Emin’s bed a shock to the audience?

Tracey Emin’s work is one that has always been shrouded in revelation and discovery, where she uses her real-life events as the inspiration for her works. So far, her art has become varied to include video installations, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and even needlework. Emin’s work is characterized by an imminence and frequently sexually …

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Olafur Eliasson & a pond in a museum – The Meditated Motion

Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Günther Vogt – The mediated motion, 2001, Kunsthaus Bregenz Background Throughout his career, Olafur Eliasson has participated in a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions worldwide. His works have been displayed in numerous private and public collections all over the world, including the Guggenheim Museum as well as the Museum of …

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Santiago Serra’s Tattoo Lines – Paying prostitutes with drugs (SFW)

In a video recording of the process of drawing a tattoo on the back of four women, the documentation by an artist, Santiago Sierra, has a far deeper meaning. The event took place in Salamanca, Spain, in 2000. From the artist’s explanation, the four women are prostitutes and addicted to her*in. Their pay for …

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Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room – What makes it a crowd pleaser?

Who was Walter de Maria? Walter de Maria was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century having participated in four popular movements including installation art, minimalism, land art, and conceptualism. Walter de Maria was an astute artist who drew upon elements of sublime and mathematical absolutes in some of his installations and …

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These helium-filled balloons create striking installations

About Philippe Parreno Philippe Parreno likes to work across different mediums. As a result, throughout his career that has spanned decades, he has been able to blur the lines between film, photography, documentaries, and various other types of media. He has built up interest over the years that allowed him to distort the established boundaries …

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