Construction Themed Art
October 4, 2021 7:22 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for more examples of construction themed art. Work similar to Nida Sinnokrot, Cyprien Gaillard, Wim Delvoye

https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/features/cyprien-gaillard-56874/

https://www.equipmentworld.com/equipment/article/14952483/equipment-as-art-steel-sculptor-reimagines-dozers-dumps-diggers-as-beautiful-cathedrals-photos
posted by falsedmitri to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Philadelphia's Mural Arts did a bulldozer piece a few years ago at Penn Treaty Park as part of their monument lab
posted by sepviva at 9:01 AM on October 4, 2021


Gordon Matta-Clark might be someone to add to your list.
posted by brookeb at 11:55 AM on October 4, 2021


Chris Burden's works that might fit what you are looking for:
Metropolis
Medusa's Head
Getting to the Foundation MOCA
Just a few. He's got a pretty extensive body of work.
posted by effluvia at 12:51 PM on October 4, 2021 [2 favorites]


Here are a few more sculptors to check out
Tim Hawkinson
Teddy Bear, UberOrgan

Richard Wilson, Sculptor
Oil Installation, Building Window Installation

David Ireland,
House, SFAI Works
posted by effluvia at 2:49 PM on October 4, 2021 [2 favorites]


Walter DeMaria
The Earth Room
The Broken Kilometer
The Lightning Field
May be getting too Earthworks for you.

I love Fred Sandback, but he may be a bit minimalist for you.

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty
James Turrell, Roden Crater

MassMoca is a space that specializes in showing these types of artists. I hope some of this is helpful.
posted by effluvia at 2:55 PM on October 4, 2021 [2 favorites]


Michael Heizer, Double Negative, Gagosian show

Bruce Nauman, Animal Pyramid

Dennis Oppenheim, Theme for a Major Hit

Michael C. McMillen, Pavillion of Rain
posted by effluvia at 3:05 PM on October 4, 2021 [2 favorites]


Everything effluvia mentioned is right on the money.

Re-purposed Industrial Robot by Sun Yuan and Pang Yu (one of the more frightening things I've ever seen)

Maybe also Cady Nolan (who repurposed chain-link fence constructions)

Konrad Loder (sculptures made of left-overs from other manufacturing processes (kind of. Nice sculptures))

Urs Fischer who did this to Gavin Brown's

Dan Graham has built a bunch of pavilions here is the one on top of Dia in NYC.

Rachel Whiteread who makes amazing sculptures about the inside space of rooms.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:24 AM on October 5, 2021 [1 favorite]


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