Understanding installation art: from Duchamp to Holzer
This examination of installation art demystifies and deconstructs the artistic medium most likely to induce the question, But is it Art?
When we think of installation art we imagine enormous, perhaps bewildering, multi-media environments. But the world's earliest known installation projects were created millenia ago on the walls of caves in Lascaux, France. Although the genre has been evolving ever since, its primary impulse - a dialogue between artist and space - remains the same. In Understanding Installation Art, Mark Rosenthal offers an historical interpretation and concise critical analyses that will help deepen readers' appreciation of this often confusing medium.
Citing examples as diverse as the Sistine Chapel, Colonial Williamsburg, Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, and Vito Acconci's Seedbed as well as works by Richard Serra, Rebecca Horn, Claes Oldenburg, Jenny Holzer and Bruce Nauman, the author defines installation art as a medium with broad possibilities for expression, universal appreciation, and democratization. He creates a new taxonomy of his subject, identifying four specific forms - enchantments, impersonations, interventions, and rapprochements - and shows how installation art is steering the concept of art spaces in new and exciting directions. Most importantly he helps readers feel more comfortable with site-specific art, a genre that dates back to man's earliest artistic expression.
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A noted writer and curator of the Menil Collection in Houston, Rosenthal (Anselm Kiefer) argues that installation art is a democratic, global medium ideally suited to contemporary culture. Installations deploy everyday objects to produce synthetic, fully integrated artistic environments that dissolve the line between art and life. This is a solid introductory text along the lines of Nicolas de Oliveira's Installation Art in the New Millennium but less scholarly than Erika Suderburg's Space, Site, Intervention: Situating Installation Art. The most useful part of Rosenthal's argument is a taxonomy of four categories-"Enchantments," "Impersonations," "Interventions," and "Rapprochements"-that helps viewers interpret this art. The introductory essay is followed by chapters on each category that are provocative but often short on supporting analysis. For example, the author asserts that "installation art has always been with us," while in fact the term installation art entered the lexicon in the 1970s, thus obscuring important chronological, art historical distinctions. Nevertheless, this overview is recommended for all public and art libraries.-Katherine C. Adams, Bowdoin Coll. Lib., Brunswick, ME ...
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A little basic; that said it does give some of the background requirements to reading IA that are generally taken for granted. A - Enchantment Impersonation B - Intervention Rapprochment where A ... Read full review
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