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    Installation based art is a relatively recent artistic genre, yet it has arguably become one of the most interesting. The broad-ranged, even somewhat difficult to accurately define, genre has been on the rise since its inception and is used to approach countless topics of discussion and thought. Many artists utilize installation art in hopes of providing a unique view or insight to these topics. Installation art often seems to be favored when tackling a certain topic: human relationships such as those with family, home, locations, space, and even more. Such relationships seem to hold a lot of importance in the genre. This paper will attempt to accurately analyze just how these topics are handled. One of the more notable artists to dabble in installation art in the 20th Century is the famed Louise Bourgeois. Louise Bourgeois was a French-American artist who became best known for her installations and sculptures, though she also dabbled in other mediums. She…

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    Socially Engaged Art

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    Introduction In this assignment I will be discussing the attributes of socially engaged art using examples by Ai Weiwei, and how he incorporates history and memory in his installations. Grant (2011) explains that instead of artists working in their studios or in any private place, they can choose to work outside of that area within a community or a public space, this allows the public to take part in the art making process. It is considered to be a form of socially engaged art and contemporary…

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    Nuit Blanche Observation

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    From enactment art to the atmospheric, sound art to visual installations, Nuit Blanche is an event that propagates in admiration in numerous cities each year. The exhibit takes place all night, individuals can amble from one side of the city to the other observing, experiencing and even partaking in art expositions which range from secret tunnel vibrational drones, a contraption of metal tubes/containers that generate various reverberations when hit – creating a symphony done by the public, a…

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    When I initially think about art as entertainment, I don’t imagine art in a gallery but rather music or television shows. Though I was recently exposed to a different form of art as entertainment, that being the work of Carsten Holler. Holler’s work brought a new meaning to the phrase “art as entertainment” for me with pieces such as Test Site and Amusement Park, both of which are interactive installations visitors can both view and experience if they so choose. For this reason, “the work must…

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    ‘The Mouth Holds the Tongue’ is an instillation piece designed and built by Lili Huston-Herterich, Laurie Kang and Nadia Belerique and installed at The Power Plant in Toronto, Ontario. The design of the piece is based structurally on the Sonsbeek Pavilion in Arnhem which was designed by Aldo van Eyck, who championed the structuralist architectural movement. The Toronto based trio of Kang, Belerique, Huston-Herterich have taken their own interpretation guided by there respective mediums;…

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    New Museum Research Paper

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    photography at the Institute of Applied Arts in Vienna, as well as audiovisual communications and video at the School of Design in Basel. As a visual artist, Rist works with videography and creates films which are often projected in exhibitions. From her earliest tapes to her recent multi-media installations, Rist has crafted a body of work in which she explores the joining of female sexuality, technology, and pop culture through playful and provocative remixes of fantasy and the everyday.…

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    Artist, Agata Oleksiak, is known to use an eco-friendly material in her sustainable artwork. Her textile fiber work has been associated with yarn bombing that is considered sustainable to some. Even though her methods may be questionable her concept and meaning behind her work is not. Agata Oleksiak, known as Olek, is a Polish-born artist that now lives in New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Some of her works include…

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    An exploration of the surrounding cultural impact from interactive public installations, based on the piece of Open Air by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Yuan Yuan Zhang Introduction:More and more digital and interactive art installations have been accommodated by various museums and venues recently. In the past, people usually appreciated static public installations and architecture, but now they…

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    Located at the Phoenix Art Museum is a unique work that was purchased “with funds donated by Jan and Howard Hendler” and created by Yayoi Kusama in 2005. The piece is titled You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies and is a “mixed media installation with LED lights” that was created as a permanent piece to the Phoenix Art Museum’s collection. The work can be found in the South Wing on the Upper Level in the Contemporary Art section of the museum. The intention of this…

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    Freedom is having the right to act, speak, or think as one wants, and having absolute freedom in creating art pieces mean that no one or no authority can censor it. Usually, authorities such as the government tend to censor art pieces at which they deem unfit and unsuitable for the public audience. The act of censoring is unfair for the artists, as it may mean that they do not have the freedom of expression through art, defeating the purpose of the artwork due to the removal of the main items of…

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