Installation Art Bibliography

Here’s a list of sources on installation art, chronologically ordered. I will keep updating it. Suggestions are welcome! (You can use the comments section below).

Hansen, Al (1965), A Primer of Happenings and Time/Space Art, New York, Paris, and Cologne: Something Else.

Krauss, Rosalind E. (1977), Passages in Modern Sculpture, Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press.

Benjamin, Andrew and De Oliveira, Nicolas (1993), Installation Art, London: Wiley.

De Oliveira, Nicolas et al. (1994), Installation Art, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Onorato, Ronald J. et al. (1997), Blurring the Boundaries. Installation Art 1969-1996, San Diego, CA: Museum of Contemporary Art.

Reiss, Julie H. (1999), From Margins to Center. The Spaces of Installation Art, Boston, MA: MIT Press.

Kabakov, Ilya et al. (1999), “About Installation”, Art Journal, 58(4): 62-73.

Fer, Briony (2001), “The Somnambulist’s Story: Installation and the Tableau”, Oxford Art Journal, 24(2): 77-92.

Obrist, Hans Ulrich (2001), “Installations Are the Answer, What Is the Question?”, Oxford Art Journal, 24(2): 95-101.

Potts, Alex (2001), “Installation and Sculpture”, Oxford Art Journal, 24(2): 7-23.

Rosler, Martha (2001), “Installed in the Place of the Public”, Oxford Art Journal, 24(2): 59-73.

Best, Susan (2002), “What is Affect? Considering the Affective Dimension of Contemporary Installation Art”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, 3(1): 207-225.

Rosenthal, Mark (2003), Understanding Installation Art: From Duchamp to Holzer, Prestel Publishing.

Yaneva, Albena (2003), “When a bus met a museum: following artists, curators and workers in art installation”, Museum and Society, 1(3): 116-131.

Yaneva, Albena (2003), “Chalk Steps on the Museum Floor. The ‘Pulses’ of Objects in an Art Installation”, Journal of Material Culture, 8(2): 169-188.

Készman, József and Százados, László (2003), Plastica Dream. Sculpture after installation art, Budapest: Mücsarnok.

De Oliveira, Nicolas et al. (2004), Installation Art in the New Millennium. The Empire of the Senses, London: Thames & Hudson.

Bishop, Claire (2005), Installation Art, London: Tate.

Irvin, Sherri (2005), “The artist’s sanction in contemporary art”, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 63 (4).

Veikos, Cathrine (2006), “To Enter the Work: Ambient Art”, Journal of Architectural Education, 59(4): 71-80.

Schütze, Bernard (2006), “The Skin of Sculpture: Inside and Outside Ernesto Neto’s Multi-Sensorial Installation Spaces”, Jumerlages, 75: 25-27.

Dixon, Steve (2007), Digital Performance. A history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Scholte, Tanja and ‘t Hoen, Paulien (eds.) (2007), Project Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art, Institut Collectie Nederland Research (ICN).

Fifield, George and Donath, Judith (2008), Act. React. Interactive Installation Art,  Milwaukee Art Museum and Aspect (Boston, MA).

Irvin, Sherri (2008), “The Ontological Diversity of Visual Artworks”, in Kathleen Stock and  Katherine Thomson-Jones (eds.), New Waves in Aesthetics, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-19.

Feriani, Barbara e Pugliese, Marina (2009), Monumenti effimeri. Storia e conservazione delle installazioni, Milano: Mondadori Electa (also available in English).

Mondloch, Kate (2010), Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art,  Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.

Simanowski, Roberto (2011), Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art and Interactive Installations, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.

Scholte, Tatja and Wharton, Glenn (eds.) (2011), Inside Installations. Theory and Practice in the Care of Complex Artworks, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Kosmala, Katarzyna (2011), “Temporality and alteration of social boundaries in the making of an art installation”, Creative Industries Journal, 4(1): 53-69.

Rebentisch, Juliane (2012), Aesthetics of Installation Art, translated by Daniel Hendrickson with Gerrit Jackson, Berlin: Sternberg Press (original title: Ästhetik der Installation, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2003).

McTighe, Monica E. (2012), Framed Space. Photography and Memory in Contemporary Installation Art, Dartmouth College Press.

Ran, Faye (2012), “A Prehistory of Installation Art. From Tableau Object to Tableau Vivant“, in Faye Ran, History of Installation Art and the Development of New Art Forms, New York: Peter Lang.

van Mechelen, Marga (2012), Art at large. Through Performance and Installation Art, Arnhem: ArtEZ Press.

van Saaze, Vivian (2013), Installation Art and the Museum. Presentation and Conservation of Changing Artworks, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Noordegraf, Julia et al. (eds.) (2013), Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art. Challenges and Perspectives, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Irvin, Sherri (2013), “A Shared Ontology: Installation Art and Performance”, in Christy MagUidhir (ed.), Art and Abstract Objects, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Garrido Castellano, Carlos (2014), “Conceptual Materialism. Installation Art and the Dismantling of Caribbean Historicism”, Third Text, 28(2): 149-162.

De Oliveira, Nicolas et al. (2015), A Book of Burning Matches. Collecting Installation Art Documents, Berlin: me Collectors Room Berlin & Olbricht Foundation.

McConchie, Jack  & Rolfe, Melanie (2016), “Ephemeral Monuments: History and Conservation of Installation Art”, Journal of the Institute of Conservation, 39(1): 70-72.

Wilder, Ken (2016), “Projective art and the ‘staging’ of empathic projection”, Moving Image Review & Art Journal, 5(1&2): 125-140.

Dodd, Julian & Irvin, Sherri (2017), “In Advance of the Broken Theory: Philosophy and Contemporary Art”, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 75 (4): 375-386.

Wilder, Ken (2018), “The configurational encounter and the problematic of beholding”, in Quinn, Malcom et al. (eds.), The Persistence of Taste. Art, Museums and Everyday Life after Bourdieu, London: Routledge.

Martin Creed, Work No. 360: Half the air in a given space (2015), Park Avenue Armory, New York.

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