Process art

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Process Art (ger .: process art ) or process art is a form of contemporary avant-garde conceptual art , which, on the ideas of the based in the 1960s Minimal Art and performance art has been developed. Process art works should make time and space for artist and viewer aware, include backgrounds in the creation of the work of art and initiate and control developments and make them consciously perceptible.

The development of the work of art is partly included in the presentation. Video technology was the preferred medium for implementing these ideas . In process art, the focus is not on the result, but on the plot, the action or the process of creating an image or object that has been captured on photo, film or video material. In a broader sense, the work of art is still subject to a natural process of change due to everyday influences (viewer, erosion , tides , times of day, etc.). Process art is close to Arte Povera .

Well-known representatives in Germany are Jochen Gerz , Eva Hesse , Klaus Rinke , Ulrich Rückriem and Franz Erhard Walther ; internationally, among others, Joseph Beuys , Robert Morris , Bruce Nauman , Michelangelo Pistoletto , Richard Serra and Jiro Takamatsu are considered process art.

See also: Generative Art


  • Editing for art of the Bibliographisches Institut (Ed.): Meyers Kleines Lexikon. Art , Mannheim / Vienna / Zurich 1986 (Meyers Lexikonverlag) ISBN 3-411-02655-3

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Guggenheim Collection - Glossary - Process art. Retrieved October 5, 2012 . Web archives. Retrieved June 9, 2020 .
  2. ArtandCulture Movement. Process Art Accessed December 2, 2008 . Web archives. Retrieved June 9, 2020 .