Conceptual art is all about “ideas and meanings” rather than “works of art”.
Last week I learned fine art. I think is quite similar, the common things is think about the meaning. The important things is our mind.
Land art is an art movement in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked. It is also an art form that is created in nature, using nature materials such as soil, rock (bed rock, boulders, stones), organic media (logs, branches, leaves), and water with introduced materials such as concrete, metal, asphalt, or mineral pigments.
These are two artists which I choose to do a sample research.
Cildo Meireles’s Coca-Cola Project:
I want to talk about my feeling at first.
I think the owner want to use the bottles and colas’s relationships to show the balance. This looks like very harmonious. Another opinion is maybe he wants to show the process of drink. Like our life, time is pass, less and less.
Then, research time now.
In the 1970s, soda bottles in Brazil were still being returned, refilled & resold. Asserting that “the container always carries with it an ideology,” artist, Cildo Meireles began “inserting” his own subversive messages into the cycle.
For the Coca-Cola Project Meireles removed Coca-Cola bottles from normal circulation and modified them by adding critical political statements, or instructions for turning the bottle into a Molotov cocktail*, before returning them to the circuit of exchange. On the bottles, such messages as ‘Yankees Go Home’ are followed by the work’s title and the artist’s statement of purpose: ‘To register informations and critical opinions on bottles and return them to circulation’. The Coca-Cola bottle is an everyday object of mass circulation; in 1970 in Brazil it was a symbol of US imperialism and it has become, globally, a symbol of capitalist consumerism. As the bottle progressively empties of dark brown liquid, the statement printed in white letters on a transparent label adhering to its side becomes increasingly invisible, only to reappear when the bottle is refilled for recirculation.
John A. Baldessari:
In my opinion, This work shows a person who wants to talk about something to somebody, but she need a loudspeaker. If do this, she can speak more clearly.
John Anthony Baldessari is an American conceptual artist He is member of the Burren College of Art’s Advisory Council. He is also a receipient of the BCA-Nui Galway Honorary Doctorate. Baldessari has been termed “one of the most influential artists to emerge since the mid 1960’s.” He has contributed to the definition of postmodern art. His ingenious application of certain art-making strategies includes appropriation, deconstruction, decontextualization, sequentiality and text/image juxtaposition, was prescient, as was his cogent and witty intergration of semiology, linguistic systems and mass media.
His work has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions in the US and Europe.
GERRY BARRY’S LAND ART WORK.
I think this work is so aestheticism, because it shows fire and water. In the natural, these two things can’t stay in the same place and same time.
But the artist make them together. Maybe the owner wants to show nothing is impossible . And the important things is this work show a different beautiful.
I think after the day of I see his work, I need to try some different things, and think a lot , use the different materials, and create some special works.