Installation Art has been around since the 70s but has made a new debut in 2013 to a whole new generation. This form of art is seen in lots of variations but what exactly is “Installation Art”? And who are the artists behind these art installations?
Installation Art, also known as environments, is a three-dimensional form of art. You can literally walk through it or around it. This art form is fully focused on the viewer and their experience. The installations are not always temporary, some are even, permanent. Mostly, there’s a hint of humor in these installations. But there are also some that have a serious overtone. The reason is that artists want to make a statement. They want the viewer to be mildly shocked. As a result, the audience thinks about it long after they’ve seen it.
Installation Artists that you need to know!
Although many of these artists take inspiration from other upcoming artists, they are groundbreaking game-changers in the industry. One of the most influential installation artists is Daniel Arsham. His installations have found new ways to define the design of our view of the architecture in a building. See Snarkitecture article.
Another example is the installations by Yayoi Kusama. These installations are famous for the mirror installations you have probably seen on Instagram. Kusama is a genius when it comes to light, dots, and infinity.
And of course, last but not least –Banksy. His art installations are so well done, and controversial that it must be mentioned. Banksy is an artist who thrives to make a statement. These statements are about what’s happening in the world at the moment and the installations have a twist of dark humor.
Where can I find Installation Art in Amsterdam?
One of the most popular places to find art installations in Amsterdam is Moco Museum. You cannot only find the famous Banksy’s Installations, Daniel Arsham’s Amethyst Ball Cavern but also the Incredible Immersive Digital Art Installations from Studio Irma in Reflecting Forward!
Another installation art setting you have to see in the city is Amsterdam light festival. For this installation, you will be in a boat at night touring through the canals of Amsterdam where you’ll see beautiful creations of light.