What is an installation?

Installation artworks are three-dimensional and often specific to the site in which they are displayed. These works are often temporary mixed-media constructions and are designed to transform the perception of a space, often through the physical participation of the viewer. This complete, unified experience differs from traditional forms of art through defying the display of separate, individual works. For examples of installations see Cerith Wyn Evans, E=Q=U=A=L=S, 2010, Liam Gillick's Restructured Diagrammed, 2007, or Olafur Eliasson's Sunset Door, 2006.

 

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