Lecture 9: Conceptual Art Lecture 9: Conceptual Art in details

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Published on 16 Oct 2011
School
UTSG
Department
Victoria College Courses
Course
VIC101H1
Professor
VIS120H1 F
Monday November 22nd, 2010
Lecture #9: Conceptual Art
Exam Thursday Dec. 16 9 11AM
MAD-Z Rm.SS2135
- Robert Smithson:
o Spiral Jetty
o Seen as a visionary taking art outside of the studio, yet still had a studio practice
o Earth works experienced mainly through the documentation (films, photos,
recordings etc.)
o Works sought to intervene with natural phenomena, often to reveal how the earth
responded to intervention Proto-environmentalist
o Asphalt Rundown
o Regarded as minimalist earth art/land art yet officially categorized as conceptual
artists
- Walter De Maria:
o Lightning field
o Earthwork artists of this time had a kind of spiritual approach. Connecting to
energies of the earth.
o Vertical Earth Kilometre
- Conceptual art:
o Idea art
o Information art
o Taken in the form of documents, body art, performance art, video art
o Marcel Duchamp Proto-conceptual artist thought and idea over form and
aesthetic
- Robert Rauschenberg:
o Erased de Kooning Drawing
o Rebellion against the status quo
- Piero Manzoni:
o Artist’s Shit
o Piero Manzoni Signing a woman’s body – Certificate
o Turned the readymade into something that could include peple
- Yves Klein:
o Proto-conceptual artist
o Leap into the Void
o Artists were making their way into the media
o Blue Monochrome (IKB 83)
o The process of painting defined the art
o Anthropometries de L’Epoque Bleue – women’s bodies were the paint brush –
Living brushes
- The conceptual movement officially began in the mid 60’s
- Often conceptual art is in the form of a document
- Post war optimism was beginning to fade in America
- John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, has recently been assassinated
- U.S. involvement in the unpopular Vietnam War
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Walter de maria: lightning field, earthwork artists of this time had a kind of spiritual approach. Connecting to energies of the earth: vertical earth kilometre. Information art: taken in the form of documents, body art, performance art, video art, marcel duchamp proto-conceptual artist thought and idea over form and aesthetic. Robert rauschenberg: erased de kooning drawing, rebellion against the status quo. Piero manzoni: artist"s shit, piero manzoni signing a woman"s body certificate, turned the readymade into something that could include peple. The conceptual movement officially began in the mid 60"s. Often conceptual art is in the form of a document. Post war optimism was beginning to fade in america. U. s. involvement in the unpopular vietnam war. John f. kennedy, martin luther king, has recently been assassinated. Probing this status quo and the unshakable word of the media was the work of the conceptual artists.

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