The Greatest Famous Art Installations

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List of famous Installation art from around the world, ranked by user votes. This popular Installation art list features pictures of each famous Installation art piece when available, and includes names of the famous artists who created the artwork. Fans of historic Installation art can use this list to discover some beautiful Installation art pieces that they've never seen before.

This list includes The Last Clown and Test Site.

This list answers the questions, "What is an example of Installation art art?" and "Who are the most famous Installation art artists?"

For some of these Installation art pieces you can click on the title to find out more information about the art. If you're writing a paper on renowned Installation art, this list is a great jumping off point. 


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    5 VOTES

    The Last Clown

    The Last Clown
    Video: YouTube
    The Last Clown (1994-2000) is an installation art by Belgian artist Francis Alÿs.
    • Artist: Francis Alÿs
    • Art Form: Installation art
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    11 VOTES
    Test Site
    Video: YouTube
    Test Site was an art installation, that was displayed in the turbine hall of Tate Modern in London, UK, between October 2006 and April 9, 2007. Test Site was designed like Carsten Höller, and was the seventh commission of the series of works in the turbine hall sponsored by Unilever known as "The Unilever Series". The exhibit consisted of a series of metal slides. There were a total of five slides, two starting on the second floor, and one on each floor after that up to the 5th floor. The slides were composed of metal and fibreglass, and covered all the way around. Visitors could slide down the slides of the installation free, but timed entry tickets were required for all but the second ...more
    • Artist: Carsten Höller
    • Art Form: Installation art
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    1 VOTES
    Shibboleth
    Video: YouTube
    Shibboleth was the title of a temporary art installation placed by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo in the Tate Modern in 2007. The work took the form of a long crack in the floor.
    • Artist: Doris Salcedo
    • Art Form: Installation art
  • State Britain
    Video: YouTube
    State Britain is an installation artwork by Mark Wallinger displayed in Tate Britain in January 2007. It is a recreation from scratch of a protest display about the treatment of Iraq, set up by Brian Haw outside Parliament and eventually confiscated by the police. Haw's display contained several hundred items donated by members of the public. As well as continuing the protest, Wallinger's recreation in a different context also brings up questions of authenticity. Wallinger won the Turner Prize in 2007 for this piece.
    • Artist: Mark Wallinger
    • Subject: Brian Haw
    • Art Form: Installation art
    • Period / Movement: Young British Artists
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    0 VOTES

    10,000 Moving Cities

    10,000 Moving Cities
    Video: YouTube

    10,000 Moving Cities in an interactive audio-visual art installation by Mark Lee.

    • Artist: Mark Lee
    • Art Form: Installation Art
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    0 VOTES

    Irrational Geometrics

    Irrational Geometrics
    Video: YouTube

    Irrational Geometrics is an art installation by Pascal Dombis that features collaboration with architects and engineers.

    • Artist: Pascal Dombis
    • Art Form: Installation Art