As a site-specific work of art is designed for a specific location, if removed from that location it loses all or a substantial part of its meaning. The term site-specific is often used in relation to installation art, as in site-specific installation; and land art is site-specific almost by definition.
The term site-specific refers to a work of art designed specifically for a particular location and that has an interrelationship with the location
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We look at architect Claude Parent’s transformation of Tate Liverpool’s Wolfson Gallery which involved inclines, sloping walkways and curved walls
This paper looks at the interactivity of Carsten Höller’s Test Site 2006
Mark Wallinger explores the art of protest
Colombian artist Doris Salcedo talks about cracking open Tate Modern
This symposium examines the complexities of place, locality, culture and ecology in the commissioning and production of site-specific works
Explore the work of British-born German artist, Tino Sehgal, including choreographed gestures and spoken instructions
An interview with Bruce Nauman about how he approached his 2004 Turbine Hall commission Raw Materials
Enjoy artist Peter Liversidge's unique cycle of songs responding to Tate Modern’s building, its history and its place in contemporary ...