Art Essay 2
How does this view challenge traditional ideas about art? Discuss particular works such as installations, happenings and site-specific works.
Audiences make pretentious judgements on artworks due to their ambiguity and uncertainty. However, traditionally site-specific art was created to exist in a specific place, rather than to be provocative, like it can be in the present zeitgeist. Traditionally art was seen as objective, put now it has become more subjective and adds a layer of depth for the audience to question. > invite the audience in < Traditional …show more content…
Approaches to this question varied, with perspectives ranging from critical and historical overviews of the 20th century and more contemporary accounts of practice. Many responses identified Duchamp as pivotal in the development of postmodernism, and presented in-depth discussions of contemporary examples linking traditional ideas to support their case. Responses evidenced a strong understanding of the conceptual framework in discussions about the use of technology, shifting interpretations and audience responses as well as the diversity of issues addressed by contemporary artists. Popular artists referenced were Cindy Sherman, Yasumasa Morimura, Tracey Emin, Barbara Kruger, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and