April 18
Conceptualism and Performance

 

 

"What stood out was the sheer cacophony of all the different, often conflicting, voices in the art world." - Fineberg

 

 

 

"The world is full of objects, more or less interesting: I do not wish to add any more." - Douglas Huebler

 

 

Conceptualism
1967 - present
Conceptualism = (a.k.a. idea art) art in which the concepts or ideas involved are considered the real substance of the art. Conceptual art may not even produce an art object, but rather a physical manifestation that is to be viewed as a document of the art

 

 

 

 

 

 

One and Three Hammers

Joseph Kosuth. One and Three Hammers. 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Kosuth. One and Three Chairs. 1965.
Preble, Duane, Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Artforms. Seventh ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2002.

 

 

" Conceptual art is "made to engage the mind of the viewer rather than his eye or emotions." - Sol Le Witt

 

 

 

 

 

Artist's Shit

Piero Manzoni. Artist's Shit. 1960.
Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedestal for the World

Piero Manzoni. Pedestal for the World. 1962.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Latham. Still and Chew. 1966.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluxus = (from "to flow") is an experimental art movement noted for the blending of different artistic disciplines, primarily visual art but also music and literature

 

Yoko Ono
1933

 

 

She has been described as "the world's most famous unknown artist: everybody knows her name, but nobody knows what she does."

 

 

 

 

Yoko Ono. Painting to Hammer a Nail In. 1961.
Grosenick, Uta ed. Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century. Taschen, Koln. 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoko Ono. Ceiling Painting. 1966.
Newhall, Edith. "A Long and Winding Road." ARTnews. October 2000: 162 -165.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoko Ono. Cut Piece. 1965.
Newhall, Edith. "A Long and Winding Road." ARTnews. October 2000: 162 -165.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Art = art where the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time, constitute the work

 

 

John Cage
1912 - 1992

 

 

John Cage. 4'33". 1952.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leap Into the Void

Yves Klein. Leap into the Void. 1960.

 

 

"It was a simultaneously frightening and exhilarating anticipation of dematerialization into the womb of infinite space, the void." - Fineberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Brushes

Yves Klein. Performance: Anthropometries de l-epoque bleue. 1960.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Beuys
1921 - 1986

 

 

"The whole thing is a therapeutic process. For me it was a time when I realized the part the artist can play in indicating the traumas of a time and initiating a healing process." - Beuys

 

 

 

 

The Chief

Joseph Beuys. The Chief- Fluxus Chant, December 1, 1964.

 

 

"Such an action, and indeed every action, changes me radically. In a way it's a death, a real action and not an interpretation." - Beuys

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare

Joseph Beuys. How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare. 1965.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Like America and America Likes Me

Joseph Beuys. Coyote, "I Like America and America Likes Me." 1974.
Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Burden
1946

 

Shoot

Chris Burden. Shoot. 1971.
Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

Trans-fixed

Chris Burden. Trans-fixed. 1974.
Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vito Acconci. Seed Bed. 1972.
Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singing Sculpture

Gilbert & George. The Singing Sculpture. 1970.
Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2000.