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Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979 - Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate

In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this …

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Stairwell Video Revives Lost VHS Rental Experience in Petaluma

Kids may find this hard to believe, but before the days of online streaming services like Netflix, people who wanted to watch a movie in their home …

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​how conceptual art changed everything

Sometime in between the release of the first Beatles album, in 1963, and the election of Margaret Thatcher, in 1979, art changed for ever. This is the period that the Tate Britain's new exhibition, opening 12 April, will explore. Conceptual Art simply turned trad art on its head, away from …

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Conceptual art: why a bag of rubbish is not just a load of garbage

Burned books, dirty nappies and stacks of oranges – conceptualism flew in the face of stuffy modernism, but is still often dismissed as pretentious. Olivia Laing explores a new exhibition at Tate Britain<p>In August 1966, a part-time tutor at St Martin’s School of Art withdrew a book from the college …

Free reign conceptualism: Lawrence Weiner takes over Blenheim Palace

Stately homes tend to play it safe when commissioning contemporary art pieces. They go in for expensively finished sculptures, tapestries, glossy photographs, works that have at least a material value in common with the historic setting, works that will be easy on the eye and the imagination of the …

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Favorite Conceptual and Fine Art Photo Series from 2015 - Selection by the Editors of LensCulture | LensCulture

Photography as an art form allows us to explore the real and the imagined; metaphor and dream; memory and fantasy; shadow and light; emotion and abstraction and so much more.<p>It can refer to what has come before, or define whole new approaches to expression and communication. The following Fine Art …

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Conceptual Art in Britain review – a trainspotter's guide

Tate Britain, London At its best, British conceptualism was a breath of fresh air. Suffocated in vitrine after vitrine, that spirit has been stultified in this nerdy, joyless survey<p>A stacked pyramid of oranges greets visitors to Tate Britain’s Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-79. Like a fraudulent …

In defence of conceptual art

At the tail end of last year, an artist called Peter Goodfellow mounted an exhibition of paintings titled <i>Treason of the Scholars</i>. The works were a garish parody of the signature styles of blue-chip artists including Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Joseph Beuys — not so much satire as aggravated …

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Alive and kicking: 'Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979' at Tate Britain

Conceptual art is still alive and well, and an important part of contemporary art. But it really is no longer acceptable to use the terms 'conceptual' and 'contemporary' interchangeably, as a new show at Tate Britain demonstrates.<p>Though featuring some of the earliest examples of British conceptual …

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Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 review – an antiseptic archive of archives

Tate Britain, London The rebellious exuberance of 1960s conceptual art is largely absent from this poker-faced show<p>Can time past ever be regained? The curators at Tate Britain evidently hope so. In the opening gallery of Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979 – note that dismal title and be warned – …

mary kelly, the feminist who revolutionized conceptual art

It's hard to suggest just how revolutionary the work of Mary Kelly is -- how shocking and new it was in the 70s. She's one of those artists who pushed so far ahead, so successfully, that it's impossible to imagine a time before her work's concerns were commonplace.<p>That time though was 1976, when …

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Can Visionary Art Also be Conceptual? | City of the Seekers | The Creators Project

<i>Installation view of Odyssey (transcendental object at the end of time), 2015, Monofilament, viscous oil, plastic tubing, tinted glass mirror, wood, mixed material, dimensions variable</i><p><i>In the late 19th century, Southern California attracted misfits, idealists, and entrepreneurs with few ties to</i> …

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