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VIS 120 Lecture 8 11/5/2012 8:19:00 PM Conceptual Art (Idea or Information Art)  Documentations, writing on paper, and body were a few of the methods  Duchamp helped to guide the movement  More concerned with the concepts of art compared to the final product  Art no longer had to conform to traditional art, art relied more on the theory then the aesthetic  The artist is detached from his work  During the time period there was the chaotic nature of the Civil Rights movement, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam war, Social and Political questioning, students closed a university in protest for the Free Speech Movement  The lack of the material object was a main difference between the minimalism and conceptual art  Artists were creating art that was critiquing the market, exist outside of the system  These works were functional on the planes of concept art and influenced later artists  The object of art was dematerializing, a rejection of minimalism  This art was made with instructions  Usually involved time and space Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953, Robert Rauschenberg  Challenged the idea of who made the artwork  Brings to focus the rebellion of new art movements and the avant-garde erased the past  The erased is the art Artist’s Shit (Merda d’artista), 1961 Piero Manzoni  Challenges what the artist created Piero Manzoni signing a women’s arm , 1961, Piero Manzoni  Gave people a certificate of authenticity which made the people with the signed arm a piece of art Leap into the Void, 1960, Yves Klein  Took the photo and made a mockup of how it would look in a newspaper  Two photos overlapped, one of the photos has the students which were meant to catch him  Made a paint colour, his own shade of Cobalt blue  The creation of the colour made him go into the process of the painting Anthropometry of the Blue Epoch, 1960, Yves Klein  Women which would typically be the model for the artwork became the literal brushes, their bodies becoming the paintbrush One and Three Chairs, 1965, Joseph Kosuth  All three objects the chair, picture of the chair and the definition of a chair are all one piece together  The work of art is the idea of what is a chair  The idea belonged to Kosuth Title(art as idea as idea) [idea], 1967, Kosuth  The idea was more then the technique  Was not considered a painting, the sculptures entity was the idea and proposition Sol Lewitt  Even though some of his works were considered minimalistic he thought of himself as a conceptual artist  All art begins with an idea, the execution is secondary  The idea becomes the maker of the art  Was the bridge between minimalist and conceptual art 21 Oct. 68 Santiago, Chile, 1968, On Kawara  A way of keeping tra
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