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Conceptual art [idea art; information art]

Henry Flynt

Edward Kienholz
The Illegal Operation
1962
Precedents

Marcel Duchamp: Bicycle Wheel, 1913 / 1964


Robert Rauschenberg:
Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953

Robert Morris:
Untitled, (Corner Piece), 1964
Land art
Performance (or Action) art

The late 1960s

Richaed Long: Paddy-Field Chaff Circle,


Warli Tribal Land Maharashtra India
Gilbert & George.
"Singing Sculpture
1969

Mario Merz,
Cone 1967, willow Arte Povera
Joseph Kosuth: ‘Titled (Art as Idea as Idea) [Water],’, 1966.
Photostat mounted on board, 48 x 48 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
John Baldessari
American, born 1931
Terms Most Useful In Describing Creative
Works Of Art, 1966-1968
"Artists are mystics rather than rationalists.
They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach."
--Sol LeWitt, 1969

The artists of Seth


Siegelaub's 1969 exhibition:
(l. to r.) Robert Barry,
Douglas Huebler,
Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence
Weiner
Daniel Buren
[French Conceptual Artist, born in 1938]

Photo-souvenir : Peinture aux formes variables, Mai 1966, Paris, 214 x 178,5 cm
Mel Bochner
(American, b. 1940)
Measurement: Plant, 1969
palm tree and black tape on wall
120 X 120 X 48 in
Abstract Painting Conceptual Art

Process of artmaking is Conception of work rules over


essential its execution

Art as irrational Art as language or as form of


manifestation of the creative logic
self
Saleable commodities, Temporary installations,
Finite objects Performance, text
Started in commercial Democratic, can happen
galleries; private collectors. anywhere; contemporary art
Elitist museums. Involves artist,
public, environment
Evolution in the 1970s and 1980s

Hans Haacke
[German Installation Artist,
born in 1936]
Victor Burgin
[British, born in 1941]
After Walker Evans: 2, 1981
Sherrie Levine (American, born 1947)
Gelatin silver print; 3 3/4 x 5 1/16 in
Barbara Kruger
[American Conceptual Artist, born in 1945]

Jenny Holzer
[American Conceptual Artist, born in 1950]
"Sappho and Patriarch ('Is it the work, the location or the stereotype that is the
institution?")"
Louise Lawler. Contemporary Photographer. 1984.
Incident in a Museum, Madison , Avenue 1986, Oil and mixed media on plywood on oil
and mixed media on plywood, 243.8 x 379.7 cm
Joseph Beuys 1921-1986
Untitled (Vitrine) 1983

Mixed media
object: 2060 x 2200 x 500 mm
sculpture
Marcel Broodthaers
I Return to Matter, I Rediscover the Tradition of the Primitives, Painting with
Egg, Painting with Egg 1966
Wood and mixed media
257 x 257 x 76 mm, Tate
John Latham , Five Sisters Bing 1976, 190 x 622 x 457 mm, Tate
Piero Manzoni
Artist's Breath 1960
Balloon, wood and lead seals
35 x 180 x 185 mm, Tate
Felix Gonzalez-Torres. "Untitled"
(Death by Gun). 1990, MoMA
Stack of photolithographs,
STACK: 9 x 44 15/16 x 32 15/16"
(22.9 x 114.1 x 83.6 cm) at ideal height
Vito Acconci, Grasp, 1969. Black-and-white photographs and chalk on board,
30 x 40 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Robert Smithson, Hotel Palenque, 1969. Thirty-one chromogenic-development
slides and audio tape, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Lawrence Weiner, Cat. #029 (1969)
THE RESIDUE OF A FLARE
IGNITED UPON A BOUNDARY, 1969.
Language + the materials referred to,
dimensions variable.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Lawrence Weiner, Cat. #091
(1969) A STAKE SET, 1969.
Language + the materials
referred to, dimensions variable.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum