INSTALLATION AS AN ART WORK: WHEN IS IT CONTEMPORARY ART?
Encounter in the exhibition, PHILIPPE PARRENO: A TIME COLOURED SPACE with Sofia Ponte, researcher.
Over the course of this talk, we intend to establish a space for the exchange of ideas and questions about issues related to artistic installations. Contemporary artists can opt between an intimidating range of choices and possibilities for articulating and recombining different strategies and tendencies in their work. This wide range of possibilities doesn’t simplify the artist’s task. On the contrary, the multitude of options currently available to the artist reflects the complex dynamics of contemporary artistic practices. Certain conceptual and post-conceptual works of art are often called installations - a contemporary work of art that does not look like a work of art, in the conventional sense of the term. In fact certain objects look more like "art" than others. This is because artistic practices are not only constituted by an aesthetic dimension or by stable properties. There are artistic proposals that are "art" because they function symbolically as such, e.g. certain installations. There are also others that are considered to be "art" because that is their most common function.