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Term applied to art that is dependent for its meaning or effect on the particular place in which it is sited. This might be a natural environment, as in the Valley Curtain of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, or a public place in the city, as in Rachel Whiteread's House. If a museum or gallery is the site, as in certain work by Michael Asher or Hans Haacke, part of the intention is usually to draw attention to the architectural or political nature of the space.

Subjects: Art.

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