Asger Jorn, Trauer
History and Definition of Situationism
Situationism is a period of art during the 1950’s up to 1970’s, ending in about 1972. Its main tenet is that the individual is mostly influenced by situational factors in life and not by who they are inside. Situationism has its roots in Italy in the late 1950’s.
Situationism artists were predominantly influenced by Dadaism, Lettrism and Surrealism. They did not believe in categorizing art and wanted to involve everyday life and fuse if with music and poetry and make it into art.
Famous Situationism Artists
Guy Debord - film maker and founder of the Situationism movement-1931-1994
Asger Jorn - 1914-1973 Painter, Author and Sculptor
Constant A. Nieuwenhuys - 1920-2005
Ralph Rumney - 1934-2002
Famous Paintings and Situationism Art
Guy Debord – FILMS:
Hurlements en faveur de Sade. Filmes Lettristes: 1952.
Critique de la Separation. Dansk-Fransk Experimental film Kompagni: 1961.
La Societe du Spectacle. Simar Films: 1973.
Ralph Rumney - The Change 1957
Constant A. Nieuwenhuys - Constant-1975-1976
Asger Jorn - Stalingrad, completed in 1972
Ralph Rumney - Untitled Head series 1963
Museums, Galleries or Exhibitions that have Situationism Art
The Tate- London England www.tate.org
Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark.- http://www.museumjorn.dk/da/
Guggenheim Museum, New York City- http://www.guggenheim.org/
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.- http://hirshhorn.si.edu/
Museum of Modern Art, New York City- http://www.moma.org/
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice- http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/
By Melissa Montgomery