Whether or not architecture is an art, buildings and spaces shape daily life. Pushing the boundaries of architecture and the categorization of art, contemporary investigations between disciplines are rethinking tradition. As transformations grounded in human experience, these installations and structures share qualities of purpose, function and creative expression. At the same time, they reorient the limitations and possibilities of each profession.
Showcasing work that explores the boundaries and potential of architect and artist collaborations, each of the following projects straddle this line. As Camilla Ghisleni has pointed out before, the idea of integration between art and architecture dates back to the very origin of the discipline, but it took on a new meaning and social purpose during the Avant-Garde movement of the early twentieth century. Today, the work expands the definition of architecture to encompass more than buildings, and in turn, broadens our understanding of art.
Bataan Chapel by Swiss Artist Not Vital
Ellsworth Kelly’s Last Artwork – Austin
Experience the History of Ceramics With ‘Gateways’
Korean Artist Jazoo Yang and a House of Thumbprints
Christo’s Inflatable, Light-Infused Installation in Germany
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace
More articles to consider:
- Art or Architecture? Projects That Blur The Boundary
- Arts & Architecture ArchDaily Tag
- The Close Relationship Between Art and Architecture in Modernism
- The Experience of Encountering Art in Public
- Why Architecture Isn’t Art (And Shouldn’t Be)