Conceptual Art

Conceptual art, sometimes simply called Conceptualism, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. Many works of conceptual art, sometimes called installations, may be constructed by anyone simply by following a set of written instructions. This method was fundamental to American artist Sol LeWitt's definition of Conceptual art, one of the first to appear in print: In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair.
Posts about Conceptual Art
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  • Paper magazine editor: ‘I laughed myself to sleep’

    …? This issue was actually our annual art issue and the fact that it would end up kind of a conceptual art piece slash commentary on virality, audience and the power of social media and the enormity of the superstars that own it really hit home for me. We would collaborate with Internet superstars on the most viral ideas we could think of so every single…

    Brian Braiker/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 7 readers -