rhoadley.net   music   research   courses   software   blogs

aru    seminars    m&t    critski    focm1a    cmc    circuit bending    mic2b    sensor technology    comp 3    sonic art    major project
youtube    vimeo    facebook


The Turner Prize


Seminar ListAbstract • PreparationMain Text


The Turner Prize

- Search for 'Turner Prize' in:
Google, Scholar, Books, Image, Video, University Library

installation. A term that can be applied very generally to the disposition of objects in an exhibition (the hanging of paintings, the arrangement of sculptures, and so on), but which also has the more specific meaning of a one-off work (often a large-scale assemblage) conceived for and usually more or less filling a specific interior (generally that of a gallery). This type of work has various precedents, including the room-filling Merz constructions of Kurt Schwitters, but it was not until the 1970s that the term came into common use and not until the 1980s that certain artists started to specialize in this kind of work, creating a genre of 'Installation art'. In the 1970s installations were often impermanent and could be seen as part of the movement against the collectable art 'object' that was so fashionable at the time. However, many installations are now intended for permanent display, and even some of the most unlikely works have proved collectable. A well-known example is 20:50 (1987) by the British sculptor Richard Wilson (1953 ), which consists of a room filled with used sump oil; this was created for the Matt's Gallery, London, but it was subsequently resited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, and it is now in the Saatchi Gallery, London.

"installation" The Oxford Dictionary of Art. Ed. Ian Chilvers. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Stoke-on-Trent Libraries. 23 December 2006

Oxford Reference


2008 Turner Prize
http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/turnerprize/history/artists.htm

Preparation

Consider.

Prepare.


Main Text

Main text now available!