conceptual art

noun, often capitalized C

Definition of conceptual art

: an art form in which the artist's intent is to convey a concept rather than to create an art object

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conceptual artist noun, often capitalized C

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In the span of 132 glossy pages, Sansweet detailed the way Lucas realized his vision for Star Wars through conceptual art and models, which were then translated into toy form. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 There’s more evidence today of fashion re-booting itself in a cross-pollination of conceptual art, immersive sensation, and online-real time shopping. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "Moncler and Craig Green Make a Sensational Drop in Montreal," 22 Aug. 2018 Ai Weiwei, maker of conceptual art and public sculptures, has had dalliances with architecture in the past. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Ai Weiwei’s first U.S. building is an artful block of concrete," 9 Oct. 2018 The man does amazing things with space and conceptual art. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Which artists should SpaceX send to the Moon?," 18 Sep. 2018 Enter, The Netflix & Chill Room, a collaboration between Art 404, a conceptual art company, and digital artist Tom Galle, that brings the internet's favorite activity to life. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "There's An Actual "Netflix And Chill" Room On Airbnb," 28 Jan. 2016 Out went plans to show highly conceptual art inspired by architect Steven Holl’s sleek building design, which features a 41,000-square-foot stack of boxy galleries that evoke an oversize game of Jenga. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "A Provocative New Space for Art Emerges in Virginia," 24 Mar. 2018 The exhibit will feature up to 15 sculptures and conceptual art located along the 1-mile rail trail, which runs parallel to Needham Street in Newton. Jennifer Fenn Lefferts, BostonGlobe.com, "N2 Innovation District seeking donation for outdoor sculpture exhibition," 9 May 2018 Across the entire world there were maybe less than a thousand people — probably in the hundreds — who were concerned and thinking about a contemporary conceptual art. New York Times, "The Artists Who Defined the East Village’s Avant-Garde Scene," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of conceptual art

1967, in the meaning defined above

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