20th Century art movement pioneered by Marcel Duchamp, questioned the idea that art needed to be represented by any physical object whatsoever. In fact, pure Conceptualists insisted that there should be nothing that could be 'owned' or 'hung in a museum' and if so, then it wasn't truely conceptual.

Forms of art considered Conceptualist:

Artists associated with Conceptualism include:

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Con*cep"tu*al*ism (?), n. Metaph.

A theory, intermediate between realism and nominalism, that the mind has the power of forming for itself general conceptions of individual or single objects.



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