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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