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Experimental Media

Experimental Media

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will briefly explain the emergence of many experimental forms of art during the late 20th century.

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Image of Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spiral-jetty-from-rozel-point.png.; Image of Kathakali Performer, Photo by Pratheep P S, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kadakali_painting.jpg.

Terms to Know
  • Arte Povera

    A modern art movement that explores the relationship between art and life, using natural materials and human artifacts, and experienced through the body.

  • Body Art

    Works of art that use the artist’s body as a medium; body art often, but not always, intersects with performance art.

  • Installation

    A type of art that involves the creation of large, room-sized environments that one can enter.

  • Land Art

    Works of art that use the landscape as medium or incorporate the landscape on a huge scale.

  • Performance

    A type of art that emphasizes action.

  • Time-Based

    A work of art that intentionally lasts for a finite period of time, such as a performance.