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A History of Installation Art and the Development of New Art Forms

Technology and the Hermeneutics of Time and Space in Modern and Postmodern Art from Cubism to Installation

Faye Ran

Art mirrors life; life returns the favor. How could nineteenth and twentieth century technologies foster both the change in the world view generally called «postmodernism» and the development of new art forms? Scholar and curator Faye Ran shows how interactions of art and technology led to cultural changes and the evolution of Installation art as a genre unto itself – a fascinating hybrid of expanded sculpture in terms of context, site, and environment, and expanded theatre in terms of performer, performance, and public.


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~ L I S T OF I L L U S T R AT I O N S ~ (In order of appearance in the center of the book) Black and White Fig. 1. Marcel Duchamp Mile of String, 1942. Fig. 2. Yves Klein Leap into the Void, 1960. Figs. 3-4. Peter Fischli & David Weiss Untitled, 1994 + Detail. Fig. 5. Lucas Samaras Room #1, 1964. Fig. 6. Kurt Schwitters Merzbau-Hanover, 1920-36. Detail: Treppereingang (Staircase Entrance). Fig. 7. Kurt Schwitters Merzbau-Hanover, Detail: Blaues Fenster (Blue Window). Fig. 8. Vladimir Tatlin Monument for the Third International, 1919. Fig. 9. El Lissitsky Section: Proun Room for Constructivist Art, 1926, International Art Exhibit. Fig. 10. Dan Graham Public Spaces/Two Audiences, 1976. Fig. 11. Jonathan Borofsky Installation 1980,Paula Cooper Gallery. Fig. 12. Claes Oldenburg Bedroom Ensemble, 1963. Fig. 13. Red Grooms The City of Chicago, 1968. Fig. 14. George Segal The Gas Station, 1963. Fig. 15-16. Edward Kienholz The State Hospital–Exterior & Interior. Fig. 17. Dennis Oppenheim Parallel Stress I & II, 1970. Fig. 18. Vito Acconci Room Piece, NYC, 1970. Figs. 19-20. Charles Simonds Detail: Dwelling Houston Street, NYC, and View of Same with Passerbys. Fig. 21. Carl Andre Secant, 1977. Figs. 22-25. Richard Serra 4 views, Tilted Arc, 1981. Fig. 26. Michael Heizer Double Negative, 1969-71. Fig. 27. Ana Mendieta Untitled (Fetish Series), 1977. Fig. 28. Charles Simonds Landscape-Body-Dwelling, 1971. Fig. 29. Richard A. Hambleton Shadowman, 1982, NYC. Fig. 30. Helen & Newton Harrison Catfish Farm England, 1971. Fig. 31. Helen & Newton Harrison Brine Shrimp,...

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