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101 Conceptual Art Ideas

  • #59 (WOTD)

    #59 (WOTD)

    Use dictionary.com's "Word of the Day" daily in my Twitter feed; this project was begun on December 15, 2015.Here are some samples:
    - 21 Jul 16, 12:40pm -
  • #58 (Sous Rature)

    #58 (Sous Rature)

    5 erasers equally spaced under Sol Lewitt's "Wall Drawing #65. Lines not short, not straight, crossing and touching, drawn at random using four colors, uniformly dispersed with maximum density, covering the entire surface of the wall" at the Corcoran…
    - 14 Jan 15, 4:48pm -
  • #57


    Discarded Richard Prince hoodie.
    - 10 Sep 14, 12:24pm -
  • #55
    To: John Perreault perreault@aol.com Cher John, Merci beaucoup pour votre soumission pour le spectacle de Readymade@100. Je nomme... que vous volez quelque chose.  Ensuite, le photographier et nous l'envoyer.  Meilleurs voeux, Mark Cameron Boyd 3 j…
    - 3 Jun 14, 10:24pm -
  • #54


    Don Judd's on the move; 495 Beltway, 4/7/14.
    - 8 Apr 14, 2:14pm -
  • #53


    Perspective re-alignment of Ellsworth Kelly, "Red, Yellow, Blue V" (1968)[Hirshhorn Friday Gallery Talk: 12:30pm, Oct. 25, 2013]
    - 19 Sep 13, 5:57am -
  • #52


    Mini-Ruppert #1(John Ruppert)
    - 8 Sep 13, 9:31am -
  • #51


    13 abandoned Anthony Caro sculptures.
    - 15 Aug 13, 12:54pm -
  • #50


    Place fake pigeon [black arrow] among others roosting in parking lot at Greenbelt Mall.
    - 16 Jul 13, 5:20pm -
  • #49 (Thirteen)
    Perform 13 "digital actions" this year involving numeral 13; 1 each month & 2 this first month of January:#1: Download "The Very Best of the 13th Floor Elevators"
    - 1 Jan 13, 11:43am -

Abstract art...global conceptualism

  • John Walker

    John Walker

    I remember when there was a vogue for the work of John Walker. I didn’t like it because at that time he was using the same form over and over, which he called “Alba,” and said was derived from Goya. … Continue reading →
    - 15 Mar 17, 8:30am -
  • John Eisler

    John Eisler

    - 13 Mar 17, 8:34am -
  • Rozanova’s Career

    Rozanova’s Career

    Olga Rozanova, in her short life, had a very distinguished career, quite apart from the quality of her work, which is high. After the revolution she became a civil functionary, and traveled around the country setting up art schools and … Continue r…
    - 11 Mar 17, 8:38am -
  • Space of Collage

    Space of Collage

    A while back I mentioned Briony Fer’s book on abstraction and the special place she gives to collage at the origins of the practice. I picked it up again to refresh my memory and one of the points has to … Continue reading →
    - 9 Mar 17, 8:30am -
  • Taste


    When in the mood I enjoy going on about Stella. I don’t like everything he does, but the funny thing is I usually come around. The Exotic Birds used to seem pretty bad, but now….good. The Brazilian Series used to … Continue reading →
    - 7 Mar 17, 8:30am -
  • Style of Work

    Style of Work

    What makes Stella so productive (and you have to investigate to find out how much, because most of the work is not widely known) is a two part process. First lots of planning and preparation, then head long improvisation and … Continue reading →
    - 5 Mar 17, 8:30am -
  • Blue Poles

    Blue Poles

    Another contentious late Pollock is Blue Poles. Some people call it an outright failure. I think it was failing, but he saved it the same way he saved an earlier picture, now in the Guggenheim collection in Venice. Alchemy is … Continue reading →
    - 3 Mar 17, 8:40am -
  • Portrait and a Dream

    Portrait and a Dream

    Talking about possibilities in late Pollock—he undoubtedly went through difficult periods, as we all do, but to my eyes the work of the mid-fifties shows no slacking off. If he could have lightened up a bit I’m sure he would … Continue reading…
    - 1 Mar 17, 8:39am -
  • Convergence


    Keeping on with the idea of looking at Pollock’s later works as individual pieces, not as members of a series, Convergence is one of the late large abstractions. Standing in front of it at the Albright-Knox the first thing that … Continue reading…
    - 27 Feb 17, 8:30am -
  • Patience


    An artist never has no reason not to wait. One has to let the work emerge and why rush it? Time in the ordinary sense, as something to be measured, has no meaning in art, and the value of activity … Continue reading →
    - 25 Feb 17, 8:30am -

Beautiful Seizures

  • The Past Is in the Static

    The Past Is in the Static

    “Maybe it'll be like this when it comes,” he finds himself saying to nobody, not knowing what he means. Shell shockTom McCarthy's C is not the first modern novel, nor will it be the last, which features a protagonist walking more dazed than confu…
    - 4 May 14, 11:45am -
  • One of these days, these days will end

    One of these days, these days will end

    “Because this world is 66% Then and 33% Now,” writes poet David Berman in his poem Cassette County. The poem starts in praise of “the interval called the hangover,” and on the way there's mostly trouble. What it portrays is a complete dominat…
    - 18 Apr 14, 4:03pm -
  • Ozymandias vs Ouroboros

    Ozymandias vs Ouroboros

    On a trip through Australia, Dutch author Cees Nooteboom once wondered about the relation of men to the land. His mind kept wandering back through time, an eraser rubbing the veneer of civilization away, or as he himself put it: “those who want to…
    - 4 Apr 14, 12:42pm -
  • Generation W/E

    Generation W/E

    A week ago, in an Anobium article, I referred to the 'whatever' gesture, which for some people, including Thomas de Zengotita, is the ultimate shibboleth of the Culture of the Shrug, of the modern generation. Zengotita pointed out that “haunting th…
    - 22 Mar 14, 9:29am -
  • Ode to the Gentle No

    Ode to the Gentle No

    A gentle mix of harpsichord, strings and guitar, and the soaring voice of a young girl. “You and I travel to the beat of a different drum,” she laments. This is how young Linda Ronstadt presented herself to the world, and you could argue she neve…
    - 2 Mar 14, 4:33pm -
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Airports

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Airports

    - Robert MontgomerySometimes, when I need to head back home from Amsterdam to Leiden at night, I opt for the connection that has me wait over at Schiphol airport (which is en route) instead of at the Amsterdam train station. I get out of the train th…
    - 19 Feb 14, 7:51am -
  • Hypnagogues


    The instance before you fall asleep. Have you ever considered this? The instance before you fall asleep? Perhaps, you are one of those lucky dullards who sink into oblivion the moment your left ear touches base, or maybe you sleep on your back, supin…
    - 1 Feb 14, 7:35am -
  • The True and Lasting Power of a Name

    The True and Lasting Power of a Name

    Alek James Hidell, Francis Gary Powers, James Earl Ray, O.H. Lee, William Bobo, John F. Kennedy, Mark David Chapman, Martin Luther King, John Wilkes Boothe, D.F. Drittal. Lee Harvey Oswald. There is something in a name, sometimes. There is some omino…
    - 3 Jan 14, 12:59pm -
  • I Can See a Better Time
    You're a bum, you're a punkYou're an old slut on junkLying there almost dead on a drip in that bedYou scumbag, you maggotYou cheap, lousy faggotHappy christmas your arseI pray god it's our last. If you are subjected to a fair dose of radio during the…
    - 21 Dec 13, 9:12am -
  • Regarding an Unnamable Non-Manifesto

    Regarding an Unnamable Non-Manifesto

    On the 5th of February, 1909, in a local newspaper in the Italian city of Bologna, the Italian poet Filippo Tommasso Marinetti published a Manifesto that would herald everything that was about to come in the century ahead, both good and bad. It was,…
    - 19 Dec 13, 5:07pm -

God Save Dadaism

  • Fernando Vicente

    Fernando Vicente

    Fernando Vicente is an illustrator. His background remains to Madrid. He started this business in an environment full of change. During the 80s in Spain everything turned different or new. With the death of Francisco Franco and the birth of the democ…
    - 23 Sep 13, 10:16am -
  • Gustav Vigeland

    Gustav Vigeland

    Gustav Vigeland is one of the most influential Norwergian sculptors. Most of his artwork has been developed in Oslo and the only place you can find out the essence of his art is in the Vigeland Museum, Oslo. Vigeland, after receiving instructions fro…
    - 19 Aug 13, 10:27am -
  • Nick Veasey

    Nick Veasey

    Lobster phone"We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… I like to counter this obsession with superficial appearance by using x-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under…
    - 14 Aug 13, 7:06am -
  • Edvard Munch

    Edvard Munch

    I have been in the exhibition "The Modern Eye" at Tate Modern about the Norwegian artist. I found it very interesting and full of meaning and exploration about the self knowledge, the experimentation of movement, the idealisation of the landscape and…
    - 4 Dec 12, 7:25pm -
  • Lulé Collage

    Lulé Collage

    I have had the pleasure to see how one of my best friends has become a fashion designer but also how she is been developing her own style, which is in my opinion one of the hardest things. But here we are in front of a talented Fabiola Caicoya and he…
    - 2 Dec 12, 2:34am -
  • The First of the Last

    The First of the Last

    These garments are a demonstration of the experimentation of silhouettes and shapes for menswear that I am doing in this last year at Istituto Marangoni as a Fashion Design student. I played with the sleeves and shoulder lines in the coats and with t…
    - 30 Nov 12, 4:52pm -
  • Dogmas de casa
    Sigo pensando que el verdadero blog está en tu corteza cerebral.Sigo pensando que el verdadero blogger existía mucho antes que las superficies y cavernas.Sigo creyendo en las posibilidades del ser humano.Sigo queriendo creer que hay algo mas que to…
    - 17 Nov 12, 10:48am -
  • Heinz Maier

    Heinz Maier

    Heinz Maier. Photographer based in Germany. His pictures are about water drops, dyed water drops. I am delighted to say that his macro photography is very inspiring, not only for the colors but also for the forms created. I am quite interested in kn…
    - 16 Jun 12, 9:31pm -
  • Claudio Parentela

    Claudio Parentela

    Claudio Parentela is an Italian artist from Catanzaro, a city from Calabria well known by the quality of velvet and the skills in silk and brocade since the Byzantine Empire. Claudio has a several background in artworks mostly related with magazines…
    - 7 Jun 12, 8:10pm -
  • Angelo Musco

    Angelo Musco

    http://www.angelomusco.com/home/This human artwork inspires me a lot. It seems we are travelling around the Underworld, in which you can only find the souls, and they are naked because they are pure, they do not have nothing to hide or to feel ashame…
    - 24 May 12, 9:01am -

i like this art

  • KangHee Kim

    KangHee Kim

    KangHee Kim Work from O0ps.
    - 15 Nov 17, 3:19pm -
  • Inside Out Upside Down

    Inside Out Upside Down

    Inside Out Upside Down In the sixth edition of The Photographers’ Gallery’s – ‘Open Door‘ series, Wandering Bears will take up residence for an interactive exhibition held over a three day period in the London gallery’s top floor studio s…
    - 5 Nov 16, 1:42pm -
  • Johan Rosenmunthe

    Johan Rosenmunthe

    Johan Rosenmunthe Work from Camping at the Solo River @ Tranen. “Past, future and a compact ungraspable contemporary now appear to be folded into one complex state in Johan Rosenmunthe’s solo exhibition. Rosenmunthe’s immersive installation t…
    - 26 Jul 16, 9:44am -
  • In the Flesh, Part II: Potential Adaptations

    In the Flesh, Part II: Potential Adaptations

    In the Flesh, Part II: Potential Adaptations Works by Ivana Basic, Hannah Black, Megan Daalder, Cécile B. Evans, and Martha Friedman at Gallery Diet “Gallery Diet is pleased to present In the Flesh, Part II: Potential Adaptations, a group exh…
    - 2 Mar 16, 10:03pm -
  • What a Silencer Sounds Like

    What a Silencer Sounds Like

    What a Silencer Sounds Like Work by Sinae Yoo and Adam Cruces at Kunsthaus Langenthal “Does a silencer really sound like it does in a thriller? Why do drivers in movies always move the steering wheel? Why were only tinned exotic fruit experienced…
    - 26 Feb 16, 11:46pm -
  • Jeremy Deprez

    Jeremy Deprez

    Jeremy Deprez Work from Common Nouns at Feuer/Mesler “Common Nouns is a collection of paintings developed through attempts to momentarily experience and analyze articles culled from DePrez’s immediate environment.  DePrez imposes humor, self-d…
    - 23 Feb 16, 10:27pm -
  • Liam Gillick

    Liam Gillick

    Liam Gillick Work from Phantom Structures at Casey Kaplan “This exhibition consists of two bodies of work in which Gillick demonstrates the disparities and harmonies between the abstract and conceptual investigations at the core of his practice.…
    - 21 Feb 16, 11:47pm -
  • Clemens von Wedemeyer

    Clemens von Wedemeyer

    Clemens von Wedemeyer Works from Cast Behind You The Bones Of Your Mother at KOW “If works of art carried as little social and political significance as some skeptics claim, would they be as hotly contested as they are, again and again? We can dra…
    - 19 Feb 16, 5:47pm -
  • Greg Ponchak

    Greg Ponchak

    Greg Ponchak Work from White Lily at Quality Gallery I. Rift? Event? Rupture? II. Regardless, a world is torn apart. Seemingly immutable bonds and relations splinter generating unimaginable amounts of energy. Bodies bask in the radiant heat and beg…
    - 15 Feb 16, 11:04pm -
  • Unflatten


    Unflatten Anne Holtrop & Bas Princen (NL), Ingo Mittelstaedt (DE), Linn Pedersen (NO), Stein Rønning (NO) Curated by Another Space at Prosjektrom Normanns “Unflatten presents artists and architects who work with space, sculpture, architecture, ob…
    - 13 Feb 16, 7:06pm -

The Guardian: Installation

  • newA mountain for Merseyside: why have Las Vegas boulders landed in Liverpool?
    These seven stacks of lurid rocks are the latest must-see attraction in Vegas, delighting 16 million visitors. Can their maker work the same magic in Liverpool? A couple of years ago, seven stacks of multicoloured boulders appeared in the Nevada dese…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 1:00am -
  • Yayoi Kusama review – about as artistic as a lava lamp
    Victoria Miro Gallery, LondonHer mirror installation will inspire selfies – but if she’s the greatest artist of our time, it doesn’t say much for our timeVisitors who secure precious tickets to stand inside Yayoi Kusama’s new installation wil…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 10:52am -
  • The Mask of Youth review – Mat Collishaw's spooky audience with the Virgin Queen
    Queen’s House, Greenwich Reincarnated by robotics, the unsettling face of Elizabeth I grimacing at the Armada Portrait is haunted by ageing, empire and a no-deal BrexitThe eyes of the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth I follow you around the room.…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 7:58am -
  • The mind gardener: the machine that turns your thoughts into art
    He has made art out of bees, cancer cells, painted dogs and genetically modified GloFish. Now Pierre Huyghe is entering consciousness itself – with the help of AI and 50,000 bluebottles‘I was looking for something that could write itself, that co…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 1:00am -
  • How we made Olafur Eliasson's The Weather Project
    ‘When the US president came to London, people arranged themselves on the floor to spell “Bush go home”’All countries talk about the weather, but the British really take ownership of it. So when Nick Serota invited me to take over the Turbine…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 1:00am -
  • Ryoji Ikeda review – techno data storm assaults the senses
    Barbican, LondonThe Japanese composer and visual artist’s polyrhythmic techno confronts our digital dystopiaRyoji Ikeda has waited patiently for the future to catch up with him. Since his 2005 album Dataplex, the Japanese composer and visual artist…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 6:15am -
  • Charlie Ward review – Chaplin's slapstick turns into shellshock
    York Army Museum Lying in a row of beds, an audience of 10 is transported to a wartime hospital in Sound&Fury’s arresting showThere are no images of the first world war in Sound&Fury’s commemorative installation. So acquainted are we with the ico…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 10:10am -
  • Detained, grilled, denounced: Tania Bruguera on life in Cuba – and her Turbine Hall show
    Whenever she leaves Cuba, the authorities tell her not to come back. What does the Cuban artist have in store for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall? Will the mounted police have to be called out again?Tania Bruguera, the Cuban artist and activist, is sort…
    - 27 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 1:00am -
  • Anarchy at the south pole: Santiago Sierra plants the black flag to destroy all borders
    The Spanish provocateur, who once filled a former synagogue with lethal gas, has gone to the ends of the Earth to liberate humankind‘I travel a lot,” says Santiago Sierra. “But entering a country is like going to jail. Borders disgust me – as…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Sep 18, 6:30am -
  • Space Shifters review – hall of mirrors that messes with your mind
    Hayward Gallery, LondonFrom Anish Kapoor’s distorting door-mirror to Richard Wilson’s spooky pool of oil, this exhibition of illusion-creating sculpture disturbs the senses – and your reflectionSpace Shifters, the latest Hayward Gallery exhibit…
    - 28 days ago, 25 Sep 18, 6:29am -
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