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Site-Specific

by Art21

September 13, 2017

1:50:54 total runtime

Site-specific works are created in dialogue with their surroundings—the location of their installation is a part of the work itself. Remove a site-specific artwork from its intended place, and the work loses some, or even all, of its meaning. As Richard Serra famously said about his 1981 installation Tilted Arc, “To remove the work is to destroy the work.” These artists use place as a jumping off point, creating works informed by the environment in which viewers encounter them.

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