"In Conceptual Art, the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand, and the execution is a perfunctory affair." - LeWitt, "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art" (1967)
The term conceptual art is derived from the art movement of the same name from the 1960s and 1970s. The idea behind conceptual art is sometimes more important than the artwork’s physical execution. There are also works of art made before and after this period with the same characteristics: think of Marcel Duchamp's ‘readymades’, for example. To distinguish between the art movement and the work/s of art made with a similar theory in mind, we prefer the term "art with a conceptual character". This definition leaves room for a broader interpretation: in some cases, hybrid works of art and art made from organic materials can also be classified under this term. This type of art presents many challenges for restoration and preservation. Art Salvage's modern art restorer can support you with the problems these works pose.