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Conceptual Art in Britain

IMG_3715What is art? During the 1960s and 1970s artists in Britain questioned what should be considered art. In a movement known as conceptual art, these artists pushed the boundaries of tradition.  A pile of oranges, a cup of water on a ledge, a painted black canvas, all were considered art, conceptual art. The process of the work was more important than the actual piece produced. In the exhibition “Conceptual Art in Britain 1964-1979,” currently on view at Tate Britain, some of the works of Britain’s most famed conceptual artists are displayed along side each other. Artists include: Kieth Arnatt, Art & Language, Hamish Fulton, Susan Hiller and Richard Long.