Topic: Site-specific Art

Curating Video in a World of Infinite Screens

Whether it’s to text a friend or binge watch a series, sitting in front of a screen has become a comfortable familiarity, one that is an integral part of our daily lives. Through technological advances, video is now accessed and used in endless capacities. As a medium, it has become as complex as its most… Read more »

When Art Surrounds: Exploring the Built Environment

Anna Kunz’s recent exhibition, Color Cast, at the Hyde Park Art Center surrounded visitors in a field of color that made one feel as if they were walking between the painted gestures of a large-scale painting. Draped across the space were large swaths of material painted in yellows, pinks, and reds that swayed with the… Read more »

Christo’s Art of the Hidden and Transient

On the wall in the headquarters of the Tremaine Foundation hangs a lithograph by Christo of a little red wagon. A Radio Flyer, it is the iconic type of wagon children all across the nation have owned and treasured for one hundred years, pulling all manner of things in it, be it a friend, a… Read more »

Sparking Social Engagement

This episode was originally posted on the Fresh Art International podcast. Today, we take you to a place where art meets the world. We delve into art that connects with communities and environments, introducing curators and artists whose passion is social engagement. Their experiments in relational aesthetics—participatory performances, interactive installations, community events, and inside/outside exhibitions—invite… Read more »

How Can Ecological Artists Move Beyond Aesthetic Gestures?

Editor’s note: This essay originally appeared on Hyperallergic. New evidence of a Southern Pacific Garbage patch has been found. Longtime combatant of oceanic plastic Captain Charles Moore has published new findings that further detail the concentrated amount of plastic in the South Pacific Garbage Patch near Chile and Peru, with his NGO Algalita, which is dedicated to finding solutions to… Read more »

Art on the Farm and Sea: Bringing Site-specific Work Indoors

For several weeks last June a houseboat sat nestled between multi-million dollar yachts and sailboats at Long Wharf in New York’s Sag Harbor. The 45-foot vessel strongly contrasted the look of its sleek counterparts, a haphazardly built boat with uneven wooden slats and plants growing wildly around its exterior. The ship was a project titled… Read more »

Registrar Interview: Andrea Phillips

This is part one of a two-part series featuring art museum registrars and the special challenges they face in working with site-specific and large-scale contemporary art pieces. Andrea Phillips is the Chief Registrar and Collections Manager at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Below she talks about how she came to be an… Read more »

Registrar Interview: Ariana Webber

This is part two of a two-part series featuring art museum registrars and the special challenges they face in working with site-specific and large-scale contemporary art pieces. Ariana Webber is the Registrar for Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Below she talks about campus hacking culture, loan agreements for performance… Read more »